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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

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.

Westhorpe Crown

Westhorpe Crown

Closed 1920-1970.

The Green

grid reference TM 051 689

The Crown was built early in the 16th century.

A book entitled "Suffolk Transport" shows a photograph of a sale of wagons and farm equipment outside The Crown (Colchester Brewery Company). To quote the caption written by John Wilton, "Herbert H Spurden was the landlord of the Crown Inn at Westhorpe, north of Stowmarket, for quite a few years from about 1915 onwards".

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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

(various items of information from Bob Hawes)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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