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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.

Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.

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.

Sotherton Cross Bows

Sotherton Cross Bows

also traded as Cross Bow

Closed before 1881?

opened before 1841

London Rd

grid reference TM 443 796

The Cross Bows is not mentioned in the 1909 Rates book, so must have closed before then.

No reference to this pub has been found after the 1871 census, so it probably closed before 1881.

The inn was purchased in 1747 by the Earl of Stradbroke of Henham Estate from a Brewer named Smith from Halesworth. The inn was empty during the mid 1960's when it was converted by Henham Estate workers into 3 separate cottages, of which I own two.

Many Thanks to Stuart Downes.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.