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Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Otley White Horse

Otley White Horse

Closed about 1878

opened about 1726

Chapel Rd

grid reference TM 208 558

We are most grateful to Steve Podd who has sent us the following information:

As a pub it belonged to the Tollemache brewery; the land was in the ownership of the Tollemache family by 1724. The first confirmed mention of it as a pub is in the Ipswich Journal of 1st and 8th October 1726. (Thanks to Suffolk CAMRA for this reference). It was said to have closed c.1890, but it appears that the closure may have been earlier - it is not shown as a pub on the first edition OS map of 1887, and is not mentioned as a pub in the 1875 or 1879 directories, or in the 1881 census. (It was still a pub in the 1871 census). It was converted into a pair of cottages before the end of the 19th century, and the Tollemaches sold it in the early years of the 20th…





Historical interest

Historical interest




(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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