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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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.
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)