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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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.
Gedding Fox & Hounds
Gedding Fox & Hounds
grid reference TL 940 582
The Fox & Hounds is listed in the 1851 census with four households, none of whom are shown as publicans. Most other censuses up to 1901 name Fox & Hounds. It is usually listed between Gedding Last and Frogs Hall, next to cottage at Abbot's Farm and Bradfield Rd. (Probably towards the north west of the village).
Our photograph and location show a building called "Reynard House" on the OS map, which strongly suggests it may have been the pub, especially as it's in roughly the right location. Though signs at the gate show it's now known as Hubbard Corner.
According to the Felsham & Gedding history group:…
To be sold by auction all the household furniture and effects of Mr Robert Vale, leaving the Fox and Hounds, Gedding, comprising 4 post, sacken bottom, and bureau bedsteads, 3 excellent featherbeds and bedding, handsome mahogany double chest with drawers, capital mahogany dining and pillar tables, with covers, bookcase with glass doors, Scotch carpets, good walnut tree parlour and chamber chairs, elm and wainscot tables, pair of copper scales and twenty eight and a half pound of brass weights, fire irons, tea kitchen, boilers, pails, mash tun, beer casks, kitchen requisites etc.Ipswich Journal, January 1810**
Sale by Auction : A spacious & convenient Dwelling House, late The FOX & HOUNDS, Gedding, with detached back-house & dairy, small barn, stabling for 10 horses, piggeries etc & in good …
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)