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.
Earl Soham Victoria
Earl Soham Victoria
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
Takeaway pizza available Friday & Saturday 1800-2100
Order in advance by 'phone.
Real Ale is sold here.
The St (A1120), IP13 7RL
grid reference TM 229 630
owner/operator: Earl Soham
A splendid traditional pub, set back from road behind a small green, which although recently refurbished retains much character. Simple wood furnishings, candles on scrubbed tables, bare floorboards and a large fireplace (recently fitted with a wood-burner) provide an effective back-drop to the excellent beer that was once brewed behind the pub, but which is now brewed in Debenham (a couple of miles away).
Home made, good value meals are available from a very varied menu at both lunchtimes & evenings (see chalkboards). The pub can get busy, especially at weekends, but is definitely worth a visit.
There's occasional live music. Poker dice is played.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- CamROT (Campaign for Real Outside Toilets) approved
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Nearest railway station
Originally only licensed as a beerhouse, the Victoria wasn't fully licensed until March 19th 1952.
Emma Louisa Fairweather was found guilty of theft and Messers William Baldry and Curtis Capon guilty of receiving stolen goods. Both Mrs Emeny of the (Victoria) beerhouse and Mosely of the Falcon had witnessed transactions taking place in their houses.Ipswich Journal, April 9th 1881** (when Mrs Emeny was the landlady)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)