In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Rattlesden Half Moon
Rattlesden Half Moon
Closed between 1958 and 1974?
Half Moon St
grid reference TL 978 588
We know the Half Moon was burned down, though not exactly when. The pub appears on OS maps at least as late as 1958, but seems to be gone by the 1974 sheet, so presumably closed between those dates.
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post, January 14th 1862**, when William Gathercole was the landlord states that he was fined 1s with 8s costs for serving out of hours on Christmas day.
Mr Eugene WELLS, bought the Half-Moon Inn, Rattlesden for £450.Ipswich Journal, 22 March 22nd 1887***(sale of pubs after closure of the brewery at Bacton)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.