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.
Felixstowe Felix Hotel
Felixstowe Felix Hotel
also traded as Galleon Bar
grid reference TM 307 346
The Felix Hotel Closed in 1950 or 1951. However part of the building was opened up as the Galleon Bar in 1952 and that lasted until 1966. The rest of the building was used as offices and conference facilities and is now called Harvest House.
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Felix's license was issued in 1897.
It appears on this old OS map from about the beginning of the 20th century (interactive map) as the Balmoral Hotel. Apparently this was what it was originally going to be called, but at the last moment it got called the Felix Hotel instead.
Pawsey's Map of Felixstowe in 1896 shows the Balmoral Hotel but it was not to be completed until 1903, and then it was called the Felix Hotel. It was the largest and most luxuriously appointed hotel in Eastern England. It was designed & built by the Honourable Douglas Tollemache. It sat in 12 acres of grounds with 169 letting rooms, 52 bathrooms, 4 sumptuous longer and a Dining Room to seat 450 people. It had bars, tennis courts, 2 croquet lawns and a garage for 50 cars. In 1919, Mr Tollemache sold the Felix to Lord Claude Hamilton, chairman on the Great Eastern Railway Company. Mr P.J.Humphrey became the manager until he retired in 1945. During the 2nd World War, the 2 upper floors were closed and the Hotel itself, closed in 1950…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.