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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 terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Needham Market Crown

Needham Market Crown

closed 1749.

opened 1547 circa

36 High St

grid reference TM 089 549

The inn was located adjacent to Christchurch (on the Ipswich side). In 1607 it had 3 rooms, a brew house, 3 rooms to the rear (the backhouse), a stable, a 2 bay hay-house, a garden and private lane (leading to a house). Sometime soon after Thomas and Mary Love inherited the property in 1679 the house was destroyed by fire and then substantially rebuilt.

Most of the property was destroyed by a German bomb which was dropped on the town in 1942. The site is now used as a car-park.

(information from book "Needham Market Pubs" by Desmond and Shelagh Herring)



Historical interest

Historical interest

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

(information from book "Needham Market Pubs" by Desmond and Shelagh Herring)