In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.
Thwaite Queen's Head
Thwaite Queen's Head
also traded as Low House, High-Low House
Closed mid-19th century.
grid reference TM 115 687
It would appear that the Queens Head was in part of a large Tudor house formerly called High-Low house in Thwaite. This house dated back to at least 1597****
According to Wikipedia:
In 1910, Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes dismantled a large timber framed house, formerly the Queens Head, located next to what is now the A140. He transported it in 688 crates from Tilbury docks to the USA, where it was reconstructed using the timbers of a wrecked English ship, on a hill overlooking Long Island Sound near Greenwich, Connecticut. It was renamed 'High Low House' - one of its former names whilst standing in Thwaite.
According to the book, "Connecticut; a guide to its roads, lore, and people" (1938):…
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, April 15th & 22nd 1727***, to Mr John Mason at the Queen's Head in Thwaite, near Stoke-Ash. (And again on February 10th & 17th 1728)
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal,, May 4th 1728*** to a Cock Match at John Mason's House, the Queen's Head in Thwaite.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, July 27th 1734***, to a Maine of Cocks at the Queen's-Head, Thwaite. (A March 1735 edition of paper refers to the landlord as John Mason).…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic book detail from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(** historic building details from http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?uri=full=3100001~!245781!0)