In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Gislingham Six Bells
Gislingham Six Bells
Real Ale is sold here.
High Street, IP23 8JD
grid reference TM 075 714
Large, high ceilinged Victorian pub , recently renovated. A single bar with several area and a 10m deep well in the floor. Run as a proper village pub catering for drinkers. No food but does serve rolls and sandwiches. Hoping to have tea room up and running soon. No children or dogs in the bar. Occasional guest beer.
Nearest railway station
The death was announced of Frederick Self former landlord of the Eye Cherry Tree Inn (1877 to 1889), he died on the 25th February at Gislingham Bells Inn aged 51. Self had taken on the Bells at the previous Michaelmas, he had been for a long time an esteemed member of the Forester’s Court “Pride of the Forrest” at Eye. The internment at Eye cemetery will be attended by the brethren of the court in full regalia.Ipswich Journal, March 1890**
An extension of 1 hour was granted to Mr Alfred Bugg of the Six Bells on the occasion of a Forester's anniversary on Whit Monday.Ipswich Journal, May 28th 1892** (when Alfred Bugg was the landlord)
In the November/December 1981 edition of Last Orders**** it was reported that Mike & Irna Mortlock have been here 12 months with bitter on handpump.…
(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)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)