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.
Closed about 1869
grid reference TM 503 770
The former Bear is now residential and called Bridge House.
The Bear Inn disappeared over one hundred years ago (1869).Inns of the Suffolk Coast, Leonard P Thompson, 1969
One night a boat called the Dart was being worked by two Pakefield brothers, and ran a cargo into Southwold Harbour. The Dart entered Buss Creek, and was on her way to 'Mights Bridge' under muffled oars, where her contraband was landed, and taken to the house standing at Bridge foot, then a public-house called 'The Bear'.A Selection of Ghost Stories Smuggling Stories and Poems connected with Southwold by A. BARRETT JENKINS
On Reydon Corner stood The Bear Inn, (now Bridge house) built probably around the middle of the 18th century…
To be sold by auction, by Mr Cana, at the New Swan Inn, Southwold, Lot 7., the Bear at Reydon which is copyhold, a substantially brick built public house, in excellent repair, with a malt house and coal house adjoining,possessing every convenience for carrying on extensive trade, and is subject to trifling outgoings. The tenant has notice to quit at Michaelmas.Ipswich Journal** in Jul 1820
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)