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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Iken Boot

Iken Boot

Closed before 1840

off Sandy Ln

grid reference TM 413 547

A Survey of Suffolk Parish History reports that there was a Boot public house in the parish about 1800. Apparently it was also a butchers' shop.

"Iken Boot" is still shown on the OS map at this location, giving us a good clue as to the pub's location. Although out photograph shows the building which seems to be marked as the Boot on modern maps.

This old OS map from about the end of the 19th century (interactive map) appears to suggest that it may have been one of the buildings slightly to the south, alongside the road. Since those buildings have been replaced by newer erections, that would imply that the pub has been demolished. More research is still needed.

old OS map

Map

map

Gallery

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

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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