In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.
grid reference TM 383 774
It seems highly probable that this is actually the Black Eagle, also in Chediston Street. However we can't yet prove this. If not, it must have closed before 1874, as we've examined licensing records from that year up to 1967.
Alternatively, it may be an earlier name for the Red Cow; see the historical section.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)