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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.

Halesworth Oriental

Halesworth Oriental

also traded as Coachmakers Arms

closed 1996

opened pre-1874

34 Quay St

grid reference TM 388 777

Originally licensed as the Coachmakers Arms beerhouse (recorded as early as 1874), this was unusual for a beerhouse in also being licensed for wine sales. The name was changed to the Oriental in February 1889. It got a full license on March 2nd 1959, the license being transferred from the Beccles Red Lion.

On my only visit here (about 1990) I recall a very dated 1960s bar with a formica bar counter and Watneys Red Barrel clock.Nigel Smith

I am very interested in my family history and have a letter dated 1 Dec 1938 written to my great grandmother here in NZ from her niece Mildred Evelyn Ellis who, with her husband were managers of the Oriental Inn in Halesworth, Suffolk. She writes …

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

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