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.
Sudbury Green Dragon Inn
Sudbury Green Dragon Inn
also traded as Dragon
93 North St
grid reference TL 874 414
The Green Dragon was demolished in the 1960s.
The pub is known to have been open before 1747, when it was advertised for sale in the Ipswich Journal** and was described in January 10th 1747 as:
To be lett, a well accustomed Inn known as the Green Dragon in Sudbury, near to the market place, consisting of 4 rooms on the floor, in occupation of John Edwards-good brew house-stables for 30-40 horses. Enquire of Arthur Brewster of Sudbury.
In 1894, it was reported that the inn was simply known as "the Dragon Inn".
It's shown at this location on the 1884 OS town plan.
To be lett, a good accustom'd Inn standing in North-Street, Sudbury and near the Market-Place, and in the great Road from Bury to London: The House consisting of four Rooms on a Floor in Front, known by the Sign of the Green Dragon, and now in the Occupation of Mr John Edwards; with a good Brewhouse, and Stabling for Thirty to Forty Horses; with a good Yard and large Garden…Enquire of Arthur Brewer of Sudbury.Ipswich Journal, January 10th 1747***
Public house to let. All that old accustomed public house , known by the sign of the Green Dragon, situated well for business in North Street, Sudbury, and now in the occupation of Mr Thomas Dixey, declining business…
The green dragon may be a reference to the Earl of Pembroke and appears on their coat of arms. William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)