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.
Barham Sorrel Horse
Barham Sorrel Horse
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
Takeaway menu and free deliveries within 3 miles for orders over £15.
Real Ale is sold here.
old Norwich Rd, IP6 0PQ
grid reference TM 125 514
Exposed beams and central fireplace give much character to this single bar open plan pub. There is a large garden with a children's play area. It's a popular eating place with an à la carte menu. There are occasional guest beers.
The building dates from the late 15th or early 16th century, with several subsequent alterations. However, even though there has been a Sorrel Horse pub near here for some time, it has only been located in the present building since early in the 19th century. The 1837 OS map shows it as the "New Sorrel Horse", and Alfred Hedges' book, "Inns and Inn signs of Norfolk and Suffolk" tells us that the original Sorrel Horse was on the other side of the road, but was demolished to make way for Shrubland Hall's gatehouse.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- WiFi available
Railway station about 3.5 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in October 1835 says:
At the Sorrel Horse, Barham, to be sold by auction part of the effects, household furniture, fixtures, brewing plant, of Mr John Gostling, who is declining business; consisting of 3 featherbeds, bedding and bedsteads, dining, pillar, and chamber tables; various chairs, buffet cupboards, several settles, forms, quantity of shelving, capital coal range, 100 gallon copper, 2 coomb mash tub, 2 coolers, wort tubs, keelers, and 10 barrel casks, etc.Ipswich Journal, October 1835**
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in July 1850 states:
William Parker, 30, was convicted of having stolen an iron vice the property of Elizabeth Cope, Innkeeper, of Barham, and sentenced to one mon…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)