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.
Yoxford Three Tuns
Yoxford Three Tuns
also traded as Tunns, possibly Three Fens Inn
grid reference TM 394 690
The Three Tuns was a large coaching inn that once stood in the centre of the village. The pub dated back to at least the 1720s. In 1783 the Norfolk Chronicle reported the death there of one Robert Rayner.
In 1830 the "Royal Mail Telegraph" coach to London (via Saxmundham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge & Ipswich) called every morning at seven whilst the "Shannon" called every morning at six. The returning "Shannon" to Halesworth called every evening at half past seven. The "Royal Mail Telegraph" coach to Yarmouth (via Wangford & Lowestoft) called every morning at half past seven.
The inn burned down in 1925.
It can be seen here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
Historically the Three Tuns is listed as a commercial inn & posting house.…
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, July 19th 1729***, to Mr Henry Searles at the Three Tuns in Yoxford.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, January 16th 1731***, to Mr Henry Searles at the Three Tuns, Yoxford.
To be lett, the Tuns at Yoxford, being a Publick Inn of great Business, with eight Acres of Land thereto belonging, in the Occupation of Samuel Balls. NB. None need apply whom it will not suit to take the Stock and Furniture of the present Tenant, which will amount to £600 and upwards, (including three Post-Chaises and 6 able Horses)…
(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)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)