As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.
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.
Ipswich Pitt's Bar
Ipswich Pitt's Bar
also traded as Airport Bar, Zero 8, Horizon Flying School
Ipswich Airport Nacton Rd
grid reference TM 194 417
The Pitt's bar was located inside the terminal building, which was demolished in 2006.
The Ipswich Aerodrome was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales in June 1930. Originally it was used by the Suffolk Aero Club who organised two air shows here in 1935 and 1938, the second attracting about 30,000 people. The terminal building (designed by Hening and Chitty) was also added by 1938 and opened by Captain H. Balfour MC MP (Under Secretary of the Air). After requisition by Air Ministry during WW2 it was initially used to disperse Blenheims from Wattisham for some time and from August 1941 saw some operational activity by 226 squadron…
In the November/December 1981 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that the name had changed from Zero 8 club to the Horizon Flying school, but it was still being called the Zero 8 club at Ipswich Airport in the December 1982 edition of Last Orders.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)