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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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.
formerly Maidenhall Inn, The Maidenhall
Real Ale is understood not to be sold here.
69 Maidenhall Approach, IP2 8PG
grid reference TM 159 428
A modern pub on the sprawling Maidenhall estate.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.9 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
Opened in 1950, with a license from the closing Malt House, at which time it was called "The Maidenhall Inn". By 1960, when the Elephant & Castle's license was transferred (perhaps a full license replacing a beerhouse one?) it had become known as "The Maidenhall". The "Smock" name seems to have appeared fairly soon after this.
The original license was only a beerhouse license; the second license transfer provided a full license.
Recent reports suggest Real Ale is no longer available here; if you know differently, please let us know.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Licensing information from the Ipswich licensing records.