In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.
Haverhill Queen's Head
Haverhill Queen's Head
formerly New Inn
Real Ale is sold here.
9 Queen St, CB9 9DZ
grid reference TL 671 456
Oldest building in town (dates from 1470). Now Grade II listed with a rare Crown Post roof. Good ambiance and beer quality in the three rooms. The pub sign is a picture of the Diana, the landlady.
This is one of only three remaining mediaeval buildings in Haverhill; it survived the great fire of 1667, which destroyed most of the town. (One of the other two survivors is also a pub - the Rose & Crown)***
Nearest railway station
Auction of that Freehold Messuage (late the Queen's Head) in Haverhill. Enquire of Mr. Wm. Hatward who will shew the premises.Ipswich Journal, October 10th 1767***
To be lett, the Queen's Head in Haverhill. Enquire of Wm. Claydon.Ipswich Journal, 3rd Sep 1774***
To be lett, that large and well-accustomed Public House, Queen's Head at Haverhill...Enquire of the present occupier.Ipswich Journal, 19 Apr 1777***
To be sold, the Queen's Head in Haverhill, now in the occupation of John Siggs. It stands close to the great road leading from Cambridge to Colchester. There are two good cellars, Brewhouse, and stables, with a large yard and garden belonging to the same…
NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)