In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.
also traded as Wickham Queen, Queen's Head
Closed between 1958 and 1977.
grid reference TL 753 583
The building appears in the Listed Buildings Register as "Byford House, Barber's Lane, but now known as Queen's House". The building dates from the 16th or 17th century and it was re-fronted in the early 19th century.
Sadly it's virtually impossible to photograph without trespassing, so our photo is not very good.
The pub is shown as "Queen" or "Queen Inn" on the OS maps from 1885 to 1958. By the 1977 sheet it's marked as "Queen's Cottage" so evidently closed between 1958 and 1977.
It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
Auction of the Beer-House, Wickhambrook, situate near the Fox Inn, Ousden (Queens Head was the closest), in the occupation of Mr DODD, who is under notice to quit at Michaelmas next. This property is well situated for trade.Ipswich Journal, September 8th 1868**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)