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.
Barningham Royal George
Barningham Royal George
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
"In these extreme conditions we are offering a TAKE AWAY TEA AND SUPPER MENU.
Orders taken from 11am to 1pm for that day, to be picked up (or delivered where possible) between 4:30 - 8:00ish.
Please Order by Telephone only (01359 221246) as changes to the menu might occur.
Starts Tuesday March 24th 4:30pm (Tuesday to Saturday only)."
Real Ale is sold here.
Church Rd, IP31 1DD
grid reference TL 968 767
owner/operator: Hawthorn Leisure
Characterful, thatched building in centre of village with many old beams & huge inglenook fireplace. Outside drinking area & extensive, locally produced menu. Achieved Cask Marque status April 2017. Occasional erratic opening hours.
The core of the building dates from the 15th century, with several subsequent extensions and alterations.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
1851 census information is thought to refer to this pub, but it needs to be confirmed.
James Day was charged with setting fire to a wheat stack at Barningham. He claimed he spent the night at Nickersons beerhouse at Chapel Corner. George Nickerson stated that Day left his at 8.45pm. John Goodchild landlord of the Windmill at Market Weston also stated that Day was at his house from 10pm to just before 11pm. Both statements contradicting Day's alibi. Day was found guilty and received 8 years penal servitude.Bury & Norwich Post, March 24th 1863** (when George Nickerson was landlord of a "beer house at Chapel Corner")
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)