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.
Debenham Cherry Tree
Debenham Cherry Tree
Closed uncertain - some time between 2009 & 2013?.
Cherry Tree Green, IP14 6QT
grid reference TM 174 629
Currently closed. 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. But there has apparently been no interest in the subsequent couple of years, so the likelihood of it reopening is starting to look less likely.
Built early 17th century, with 18th and 19th century extensions.
It's shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (larger 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)