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.
closed 10th October 1908
last owner/operator: Colchester Brewing Company
11 The Cross
grid reference TM 145 738
The Bottles was closed in 1908 as part of a scheme to reduce the number of "excess" alcohol licenses. It was built in the early 18th century.
In 1830 it's listed at Butchery.
Married on Thursday se’nnight, Mr William Farrow, of the Bottles Inn, Eye, to Miss Ann Fox, of Brockdish.Ipswich Journal, April 1820***
A report in the Ipswich Journal, June 3rd 1837**, stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Bottles
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Closure date from Eye town licensing records.