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.
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 (approximate location)
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)