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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.

Rushmere St Andrew Hop Garden

Rushmere St Andrew Hop Garden

Closed 1881 circa.

opened 1844 circa

Woodbridge Rd

grid reference TM 205 455

My dad has paperwork somewhere which shows that the house and land was bought by his grandfather, Harry Cooper, in 1905. However, he knew the family had been there for some time before that, probably as tenant farmers - I think this was around 1881-3? My grandfather was born there in 1883 and the previous tenant was called Pells.

My dad refers to the house as "The Old Hop Gardens".

The house was demolished around 1955 - the former Aries Garage on the main road was later built on the site.

(info from Alan Cooper)

This old OS map from about the end of the 19th century (larger map) shows a building called "Old Hopgrounds" in what seems to be the right location.

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)

(info from Alan Cooper)

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