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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. 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 have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Rougham Flying Fortress

Rougham Flying Fortress

Closed after 2000

opened 1988

Mount Rd, IP31 2QU

grid reference TL 884 646

Substantial open-plan & modern styled free house set well back from road with tiled floors & decorated with photos & artifacts mainly related to the former WW2 airbase (Rougham) that was located nearby. Food is available all week (including a popular roast on Sundays) & two pleasant conservatories overlook the garden & provide excellent views of the surrounding area. The original building was much extended about 20 years ago. Although still enjoying a pleasant setting, in recent years the pub has enjoyed somewhat less of a rural location as new housing of the suburbs of Bury St Edmunds has encroached eastwards. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/334…

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Historical interest

Historical interest

Footnote

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) in the 1930s. The B-17 was subsequently used by the US Army Air Forces (USAAF) in their daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of WWII against German industrial, civilian, and military targets from 1943-45 and many were based on Suffolk airfields. Of the 1.5 million tonnes of bombs dropped on Germany by U.S. aircraft, 640,000 were dropped from B-17s. About 4,750, or one third, of B-17s built were lost in combat.

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

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