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.
Wickham Market Crown
Wickham Market Crown
closed 9th April 1959
grid reference TM 301 557
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the Crown was already in existence by 1640. It traded until 1959, when the license was surrendered for a payment of £250. The building is now a dental surgery.
The building dates from the 16th century, with 18th century alterations and 20th century restorations.
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
To be sold, the Crown Publick House, situate near the Market-Place at Wickham-Market, under a Lease of nine Years to come, to a good Tenant, at the Yearly Rent of Twelve Pounds.Ipswich Journal, December 26th 1747***
James Wink respectively acquaints the public, that he has taken the Crown Inn, Wickham Market, late in the possession of Mr Wright, where by providing the best accommodation, and by the strictest attention to the commands, he hopes to merit their favours.Ipswich Journal, August 1810**
To be sold by auction, on the 8th June 1820, at the Crown Inn, Woodbridge, Lot 7., the Crown Inn, pleasantly situate in Wickham Market. This house has been lately much improved, and is now in good trade, and increasing, from its local advantages, and command of the road and coach business…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.