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.
Eastbridge Eel's Foot
Eastbridge Eel's Foot
Real Ale is sold here.
Leiston Rd, IP16 4SN
grid reference TM 452 661
A wonderfully cosy pub with a wood-burner and many seating areas, which despite its popularity with visitors to the area, retains an old-world charm. Local musicians play on Thursday evenings and a traditional folk night is hosted on the last Sunday of the month. Excellent home-cooked, locally sourced food is available and a large multi-tiered garden and car-park is to rear.
There's a toilet which is accessible to disabled customers.
Accommodation is available (with en-suite facilities) to the rear of the building.
There's a petanque festival each year and an early August garden festival.
Everything a country pub should be!
The name is probably unique; there was an Eel's Foot pub in at Ormesby in Norfolk, but that now trades as The Boathouse.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available: 6 letting rooms
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Camping or caravan site nearby
- 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
- Real fire
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
Historically recorded as being in Theberton, as Eastbridge is part of that parish.
Originally only licensed as a beerhouse, the Eel's Foot got a full license on February 2nd 1950, the license having been transferred from the Southwold Royal.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)