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.
Copdock White Elm
Copdock White Elm
also traded as New Elm Inn
closed 28th September 1970.
grid reference TM 111 405
The 1838 OS map shows this pub as being at the junction with Elm Lane. The Post Office Directory of 1891 lists Kerry Lambert as landlord of the White Elm, whereas Kelly's Directory of 1892 lists the same landlord at the "New Elm Inn". The original pub was demolished when the road was widened, presumably round about that time.
The "New Elm" is shown here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
Closure date from Orwell licensing records.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal*** on 2nd & 9th July 1726 to James How at the White Elm, Copdock.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal*** on 11th & 18th May 1728 to James Howe at the White Elm, Copdock.
Cock Match at the newly erected Pit at the White Elm in Copdock, Suffolk.Ipswich Journal, 19th December 1730***
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal*** on 27th March 1731 to James Howes and the newly erected (Cock) Pitt at the White Elm in Cobdock, near Ipswich.
To be sold, a Cock-Pit, with the Seats about it, also the Pens, and all Utensils proper for feeding Cocks…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)