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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" 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.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Hepworth Duke of Marlborough

Hepworth Duke of Marlborough

also traded as Marlborough Head

Closed 2010

Bury Rd, IP22 2PY

grid reference TL 988 740

The premises were extensively renovated and extended 2010-2011, after the pub closed. It stood empty for several years then for a short while traded as a 50's style restaurant and called the "Lollipop Diner". It has since been converted to residential use.

There is a nice nod to the building's history with the retention of the pub sign at one end of the premises.

It has been (incorrectly) listed as being in Wattisfield.

The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

Map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

John Churchill (1650-1722) was the first Duke of Marlborough and became a famous soldier & statesman under James II, William III and Queen Anne - who gave him not just the title but also Blenheim Palace from a grateful nation after winning the War of Spanish Succession.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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