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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. 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 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.

Great Blakenham Bell

Great Blakenham Bell

Closed post-1997.

255 Stowmarket Rd

grid reference TM 114 515

The building is mainly early 19th century, but with parts dating back to the late 16th or early 17th.

It's believed to have been called Bluebell Farm circa 1830 (it appears on the 1837 OS map as "Blue Bell")

The closure date is not certain, but definitely post-1997, as it was listed in at year's Camra Suffolk Real Ale Guide (though only selling keg).

The pub can be seen here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

Map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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