Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Great Ashfield Thurlow Arms

Great Ashfield Thurlow Arms

closed 1983

opened pre-1844

Long Thurlow Rd

grid reference TM 006 681

Now residential, the Thurlow Arms was in the hamlet of Long Thurlow, which sits partly in Badwell Ash and partly in Great Ashfield.

The sale by auction of the Thurlow Arms in Great Ashfield, including farm premises, two cottages and 42a 2r 31p of accommodation land to Mr E W Lake acting for Messrs. Greene, King, and Sons for £1425.Ipswich Journal, August 1895**

In the March 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that a fire had gutted an outbuilding of the Greene King owned Thurlow Arms - the third fire here in recent months. The pub was subsequently closed.

It can be seen here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map







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

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)

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