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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. 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.

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

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

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

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