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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Hadleigh Flying Chariot

Hadleigh Flying Chariot

also traded as Royal Oak

Closed before 1885?

92-94 Benton St

grid reference TM 029 418

This building is recorded as a former inn in the Listed Buildings Register. It's shown on OS maps as early as 1885 as "Flying Chariot", but not marked as a pub (by contrast, the nearby King's Arms is clearly marked as an inn), so may have closed before that date.

The building dates from the 16th century, but most features are from the 17th. It's one of the most beautifully pargetted buildings in the town (see the gallery for pictures).

The right-hand side of the building was reputedly once used as a butchers with a slaughterhouse to the rear.

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Gallery

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

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