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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Monk Soham Oak

Monk Soham Oak

also traded as Royal Oak

closed 30th April 1970

Monk Soham Green

grid reference TM 207 663

Originally only licensed as a beerhouse, the Royal Oak only got its full license on March 3rd 1950.

The closure date was reported by a caller to Lesley Dolphin's BBC Radio Suffolk programme.

Around 1901 my aunt's grandfather, Samuel Hawes, was a farmer, miller and landlord of the Oak. His mill was apparently situated opposite the house and there were oak trees close to the premises, one of which was cut down to make a bureau for the 21st birthday of his oldest son. That bureau is now in my possession.from Robert Hawes

The building dates from the first half of the 16th century.

It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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