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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. 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 be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

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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