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.
Pakefield Half Moon
Pakefield Half Moon
Ashurst Place, London Rd South
grid reference TM 535 905
I have a letter in my possession written by my Gt Gt Grandmother's brother who referenced his Grandfather, Samuel King, who ran the Half Moon Inn at the bottom of Pakefield St, Lowestoft. I found Samuel on the 1871 census at said pub, on London Road South, Pakefield. It has come to my attention recently that the pub was a 'tea room' in the 1950s, and has since been a fish shop. I believe the exact location is called 'Ashhurst place' where there are a few terraced buildings in the middle of the street, the one on the end (a salmon-coloured building) is where the pub was supposed to have been situated.from Shannon Fuller
To be sold by auction all that capital beer shop, called the Half Moon, situated next to the Turnpike Road, in Pakefield, and in full trade, now in the occupation of the proprietor, William Bird. Together with the barn, stable, and necessary outbuildings, also about 6acres 1rod of land adjoining; also two cottages belonging thereto, in the several occupations of- Haward and Thomas Frost. This desirable property is all freehold, and subject to small outgoings.Ipswich Journal, October 1845**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)