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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.

Wortham Tumble Down Dick

Wortham Tumble Down Dick

also traded as Dick

Closed 1920-1970

Rectory Rd

grid reference TM 091 792

The closure date of this pub is unknown, but the most recent Eye licensing records we've seen show it open at least as late as 1967.

The name Tumbledown Dick is believed to refer to Richard Cromwell, who inherited the title Lord Protector from his father Oliver, as this was one of his nicknames (earned due to his abrupt fall from power in in 1659). It has also been claimed that it refers to a once-popular dance.

The pub is also listed at the Ling in 1874-1922.

It can be seen on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)

old OS map

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Footnote

Tumbledown Dick was a nickname for Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver Cromwell. Perhaps there was a connection between him and Wortham?

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

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

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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