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.
Bury St Edmunds Oakes Barn
Bury St Edmunds Oakes Barn
Real Ale is sold here.
St Andrews St South, IP33 3PH
grid reference TL 851 640
A real ale free house and social hub near the town centre with some period features and historic links to the mediaeval town. Six real ales are always available including one dark beer alongside craft cider. Home-made food comprises lunchtime specials and snacks served all day. There is an outside covered smoking area and open courtyard with seating. Regular events are held in the bar and an upstairs function room also available to hire.
A new build real ale pub, which opened on Thursday, November 21st 2013 and has established itself as a well-regarded community pub with excellent ale.
Children are welcome daytime/early evening.
The pub's name showcases its historical links with yarn merchant and banker James Oakes, who built the original building as a wool combing shed…
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area: Courtyard
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available: Old Rosie plus guests
- Dogs welcome
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire: up to about 30 people
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Newspapers available
- Smoking area
- Special events
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.7 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
Susan Wilde and Heather Warren launched this new build pub as a one bar free house called Oakes Barn in Nov 2013. The site has been excavated by local archaelagical group as it was once part of town ditch and defences and later used as a stable by local man, James Oakes.
James Oakes was a historical figure in the town and part of the building used to be his stables.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)