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.
Sudbury Lamb & Flag
Sudbury Lamb & Flag
3 Church St
grid reference TL 869 410
The Lamb & Flag is known to have certainly been open at least between 1885 and 1907, possibly as early as 1865 and as late as 1922.
Our photo and map location show the pub on the assumption that the street numbering scheme hasn't changed.
It's also been reported at 3 & 4 Church Street.
Mary Ann Randall, a hawker of buttons, cottons etc was charged with being riotous and disorderly and with breaking 14 panes of glass at the Lamb & Flag Beer house, Church Street, Sudbury. The prisoner had her right hand bound up, which she had cut severely in her drunken freak. Mr MUNSON, the landlord (stated) that she went to his house drunk & asked for beer which he refused to serve, when she became violent and had to be put out. She immediately smashed, with her bare hands the front window. She used filthy language and had previously insulted customers who would not buy her wares. She now cried bitterly, and said she knew nothing about it - Committed for 21 days with hard labour.Bury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald, May 26th 1885***
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** News reports reproduced with permission of Foxearth & District Local History Society)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)