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.
Debenham Cherry Tree
Debenham Cherry Tree
Closed uncertain - some time between 2009 & 2013?
Cherry Tree Green, IP14 6QT
grid reference TM 174 629
Closed a good few years ago. Much of the site has been redeveloped into housing - this was partly to pay for renovation work to reopen the pub.
Renovation work started about 2013 and had finished by December 2016, when it was advertised to let.
With no takers to reopen the pub, it has now been turned into a vet's practice.
Built early 17th century, with 18th and 19th century extensions.
It's shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
Once listed as a Family & Commercial Hotel
To be sold a capital inn and garden house known by sign of Cherry tree in Debenham, in a clean and pleasant situation, now in full trade and in the occupation of Mr Thomas Kent, the proprietor, retiring from business, consisting of a good house, a commodious room; 32 feet by 16 feet, with a bow window and other good rooms, exceedingly good brewhouse, store room and cellar, good stables and a barn… may be entered upon immediately or at Micklemas next…Ipswich Journal, 24 Apr 1784
To be sold and entered upon at Michaelmas next, all that messuage or tenement, and public Inn called the Cherry tree, situated in Debenham, Suffolk, in excellent repair, and replete with every convenience, together with 6 acres of rich arable land adjoining the same.Ipswich J…
NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.