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.

Wrentham Dog & Partridge?

Wrentham Dog & Partridge?

Thought to have been a pub but there is a degree of doubt.

Though the Dog & Partridge is mentioned in Alfred Hedges' 1976 book, "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk", we know nothing else about this pub. It may perhaps be an older name for one of the Wrentham pubs we list, but we don't know which, though it's evidently not the Horse & Groom, as that pub is also mentioned in the same book.

However, we have noticed that Hedges' geography is often somewhat suspect. For example, he talks of a Compasses pub in Blythburgh - almost certainly referring to the one in nearby Wenhaston. So it's possible this pub was actually elsewhere, though as the nearest Dog & Partridge we know of was in Ipswich (and that's not mentioned in records after about 1901), quite where he got it from is a mystery.

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