In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.
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.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Ipswich Golden Key
Ipswich Golden Key
also traded as Key Inn
closed 26th January 2013
438 Woodbridge Rd, IP4 4EN
grid reference TM 182 451
This was a prominent two bar pub which in latter years was a Greene King house.
Regrettably, in September 2012, local democracy was ignored when the planning inspector overturned the council's refusal of permission to redevelop the pub (see the EADT).
The pub closed on January 26th 2013 and has been extended and turned into a Sainsbury's supermarket. Which will sell more booze at pocket-money prices to undermine the next local pub.
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
The Golden Key is a reference to St Peter - "I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven" (Mathew 16:18)
(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.