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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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.
Glemsford Black Lion
Glemsford Black Lion
Lockdown burger menu available Thursdays 1800-2100. Menu is posted outside the pub.
Real Ale is sold here.
Lion Rd, CO10 7RF
grid reference TL 827 482
opened 14th century
A 14th century local serving good beer.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1924 (interactive map)
Notice hereby given that on Mon 24th day inst. June will be the usual annual show of horses, milch cows and young stock at Glemsford Suffolk. An ordinary will be provided at the Black Lion at 1 o clock. All those gentlemen and others that please to favour him with their company shall meet with suitable entertainment and their favours gratefully acknowledged by their most obliged and humble servant, James Rogers …Ipswich Journal, 15 Jun 1782
To be sold by auction by James Chaplin on Friday 13 inst…
The black lion is a heraldic sign mainly related to either Queen Philippa of Hainault - wife of Edward III and a popular 14th cent. queen who was married for over 40 years. Or it may be a reference to Owain Glyndwr - the celebrated 14th cent. Welsh chieftain.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)