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.
Haverhill Nine Jars
Haverhill Nine Jars
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Upmarket bistro and bar in the old Bell Hotel building opposite St Mary's church.
We understand one Real Ale to be available.
Nearest railway station
The Bell is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Former Commercial hotel & posting house.
An inn of this name dates back to the 17th Century. In 1664 an inventory**** shows Henry Cole inn-keeper brewing there, with over 600 gallons of beer on the premises. This was then valued at £25; based on rise in average earnings, this is equivalent to £38,000 today.
The "Telegraph" coach to London (via Saffron Walden) left from the Bell every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
To be sold, the Remainder of a Term of Lease whereas 14 Years was expired on Michaelmas 1768, of that ancient commodious and well-accustom'd Inn, known by the Name or the Sign of the Bell at Haverhill, situate upon the Turnpike-Road leading from Colchester to Cambridge, is now in the Tenure of Mr. Ab. Bull…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(****Original source of documentation transcribed by Graham Nunn)