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.
Beccles King's Head Hotel
Beccles King's Head Hotel
Real Ale is sold here.
New Market, NR34 9HA
grid reference TM 421 903
Re-opens on the 4th of July. See website for details.
["Historic town centre hotel situated in the New Market area of Beccles. The pub was renovated & re-opened February 26th 2013 by JD Wetherspoon with two banks of six hand pumps each, although some beers are duplicated on both banks. The pub has several smaller dining and drinking areas as well as the main bar and can be accessed on three sides from the two main entrances and the rear terrace, which has an outdoor seating area. Part of the rear terrace was converted in May 2019 to increase the indoor space."]
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer festivals
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area: terraces at rear and side of pub
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cask Marque accredited
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available
- Dogs welcome: only in outdoor seating area at front of pub
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Parking: very small car park for residents
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Smoking area: on terraces
- Sport TV: mainly for major events
- WiFi available: Free
Railway station about 0.3 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The hotel is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
Historically listed as an Inn and Posting House.
The King's-Head in Beccles, lately kept by Paul Henrickson, deceased, is now enter'd on by Robert Brook, from Bury St Edmunds.Ipswich Journal, June 25th 1748***
Lost on Tue afternoon the 4th inst. In the Kings Head yard in Beccles.. a plain gold watch makers name Henry Massey London No. 1608, Whoever has found same, bring to Mr Hines at the Kings Head.. shall receive a two guineas reward. Ipswich Journal, 8 Feb 1783
Shaves coaches, from the Kings head in Beccles on 25th inst. at 5 o clock, presents and parcels collected at Dog Brampton, Angel Halesworth, Tuns Yoxford, Bell Saxmundham, White Hart Wickham, and Crown in Woodbrifge…
(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)