In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with 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.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Sudbury Coffee House
Sudbury Coffee House
Sandy Castle**** (from NZ) tells us that they have the will of Robert Hubbard dated 25th Oct 1791 which states he was a Victualler of Sudbury in the county of Suffolk. He must have known he was very sick as he died a few short weeks later (on 18th November 1791 aged 43 years). He also named and bequeathed to his wife and six children.
Robert Hubbard was Sandy Castle's 4x great grandfather and was mentioned in the Ipswich Journal**** on 9th June 1787 as follows:
To be sold by auction by William Oliver On Saturday 23rd June 1787 between the hours of Four and Six o,clock in the afternoon at Mr Robert Hubbard,s at the Coffee House in Sudbury...It then goes on to record the contents and description of the farm to be sold.
To be sold by auction, at Sudbury, to brewers and others…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** historical information from Sandy Castle)