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.
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.
Great Wratting Red Lion
Great Wratting Red Lion
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
Take away food - delivery or pick up available - see website or call 01440 783237
Real Ale is sold here.
School Rd (B1061), CB9 7HA
grid reference TL 691 482
Good beer, food & conversation are the mainstay of this traditional village local. With a huge back garden containing plenty to keep children occupied it is ideal for families in the summer months. Have a look at the amazing collection of copper & brass while trying the Adnams beers along with the occasional guest. Food is served either in the bar or restaurant. Look out for the whale's jawbone that you pass through as you enter the front door.
A long-time Adnams pub, this went free of tie in 2019.
The building dates from the 17th or 18th century.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Camping or caravan site nearby
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
In the June/July 1981 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that Brian & Geraldine Sparkes were here (a previously Charrington house) now Adnams and recently refurbished. Now with occasional Country & Western evenings & various bar snacks. In the following edition it was also stated that they "had turned a dull fizz pub into a pub any CAMRA person would be glad to call their local."
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)