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.
The only reference we have to this pub is a single newspaper report:
Mr George Turner, Land and Brewery Agent and Valuer, is instructed to let a well situated house at Shotley, known as the Wire, with four acres of land, supplied with Barclay and Perkin's celebrated porter, stout and ales.Ipswich Journal, September 1865**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)