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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.

Offton Shoulder of Mutton

Offton Shoulder of Mutton

Closed Between 1901 and 1909?

opened 1770

Ipswich Rd

grid reference TM 075 490

This sixteenth century house was bought by the Suffolk Author H W Freeman's parents and he later lived there with his German wife Betty (Elizabeth Boebecker). The house is on the left hand side of the road if you go from the Offton Limeburners towards Ipswich, just after the Elmsett turning. I don't think it has been a pub since around the 1850's.

(Information from a book on Harold Freeman's life, and my father who did a lot of work on the house for Freeman - Rob Hughes)

This pub's location was a detached part of Willisham Parish until about 1890.

The last publican we have a record for was in 1901. The 1909 Rate book lists the building as "late an inn", so it evidently closed between those dates, probably nearer to 1909 than 1901.…





Historical interest

Historical interest




(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.