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.
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.
Real Ale is sold here.
Cattawade St, CO11 1RF
grid reference TM 101 333
bar & restaurant
Much of the space is taken up with a popular restaurant, with all day breakfast available anytime open and Sunday roasts. Bar area close to the main entrance. Two hand pumps. Regular Live music on Fridays with open Mic once a month (first Friday).
After 25 years closed, the Ark reopened on Thursday November 2nd 2017.
In the later years of its original incarnation, the Ark had a reputation as a place where unusual (for the time) Real Ales were to be had. Many beer-lovers from Ipswich would make the trek here for something different.
The pub's name reputedly dates back to an earlier building which was constructed out of timbers from an old ship.
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Smoking area
Railway station about 0.9 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(* historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)