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.
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
WEEKDAYS 12 - 3pm, rolls, takeaway coffee, teas and refreshments.
Pub in a box available to takeaway and for delivery. See the pub's website for details & prices.
Real Ale is sold here.
108 Grove Rd, NR34 9RE
grid reference TM 428 898
Privately owned local community two bar free house with several areas for sitting and drinking. The front bar has one hand pump and tables for seating and leads to a sports area and the back bar serves three real ales on hand pump with tables, bar stools and sofas for seating with a patio area to the back. A Lacon plaque can be found on the outside wall, although the pub was reported in the press as being built by Colchester Brewing Company in 1902. Live sports and music via plasma screen. Darts & pool are played here regularly and the pub's teams play in local leagues.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area: a small patio at rear
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available: Lilley's
- Dogs welcome
- Live music
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Real fire
- Smoking area: patio on car park side
- Special events
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.5 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)