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.
Long Melford Ram
Long Melford Ram
also traded as Black Ram
The Ram is known to have been open at least as early as 1766 when there is a reference in the Ipswich Journal, May 10th 1767***, to Peter Bowers at the Ram in Long Melford.
Wednesday died at the Ram Inn, Long Melford, Mrs drew, aged 72, much regretted.Ipswich Journal, July 1800***
Last Saturday a hay stack belonging to Mr Bowers at the Ram Inn, Long Melford was set on fire by a boy carelessly throwing a sqib, it was luckily discovered and extinguished before doing much damage, the consequences of which would have been dreadful as it was near a large stack of wood surrounded by buildings.Ipswich Journal, October 20th 1781**
A report in the Ipswich Journal, April 3rd 1841***, when Mrs Gooch was the landlady states that she was a witness in a case of robbery and wounding. Two men were found guilty and sentenced to transportation for life.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(**** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)