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.
Bures Thatchers' Arms
Bures Thatchers' Arms
Not in Suffolk, but included for community reasons.
Mount Bures, CO8 5AT
grid reference TL 905 318
Until 1884, the premises was actually located in the Parish of Bures Hamlet. In those days, Bures Hamlet owned parcels of land all around Mount Bures including the site the pub stands on and also the field behind. The change came about on 24th March 1884, when the land was transferred into the parish of Mount Bures and is actually located in Essex on modern maps.
In 1869, the the building (now known as the Thatchers) was sold at auction at the Three Cups Hotel in Colchester as the "Thatchers Public House" with Charles Eley as the Licensee. This was the time it obtained its first full licence.
In 1892 Mrs Ann Downes (widow of the owner) conveyed the property over to Greene King, Brewers of Bury St Edmunds…
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1896 (interactive map)
On January 20th 1891:- Richard Cook the innkeeper of the Thatchers Arms at Mount Bures was charged with unlawfully selling whisky without a licence. The licensees, Steward and Pattisson of Colchester and Norwich were negotiating a licence. To apologise and pay the costs.
In 1967 (Ida McMaster a local Historian) recorded:-
An outstanding festive occasion was arranged by the present landlord and his wife, Mr and Mrs Gerald Lock. A whole ox was roasted in the traditional manner on a large mechanical home made spit outdoors and tended by relays of willing helpers from early morning until the first revelers arrived in the evening…
Details with thanks to pub website (Jan 2011)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)