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.
grid reference TL 878 603
It appears that this pub has been demolished. Although there is a Victoria House in its approximate location, this looks fairly modern and doesn't seem to match what is seen on old maps.
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the pub closed in 1939.
The Victoria can be seen here on the 1885 OS map.
To be sold by auction, that freehold beerhouse, with brewery and orchard, known as the Victoria, situated in Sicklesmere, and occupied by Mr Edward Pettitt, at an annual rental of £16 10s, with possession on July 6th 1865.Ipswich Journal, April 1865**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)