In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
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.
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.
Real Ale is sold here.
Tostock Rd, IP30 9AG
grid reference TL 937 632
opened before 1844
owner/operator: Hannah and Garry Clark/John Orsler
Front bar, with comfortable seating. One eating area to the back, and a front restaurant seating area. Food is served 7 days a week.
There is easy access from the A14 as the pub was originally on the main Ipswich to Cambridge road.
The Bear was run by the same family from 1922 to 2016, when it was acquired by Old Cannon brewery.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals: Thursday to Saturday
- Family friendly: Children welcome in beer garden
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks): Friday to Sunday
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available: Skittles
Railway station about 1.7 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on October 1st in 1856 states that The Bear Inn, Beyton was to be sold in October.
Beyton, old established road side public house. To be sold by auction, on the 17th October 1860. All that old established and well accustomed public house, called the Bear Inn, pleasantly situated next the high road leading from Bury to Stowmarket, and comprising large and small parlours, bars, kitchen, back kitchen, six bedrooms, extensive wine and beer cellars and store rooms. Brew house, stables, small barn, chaise houses, granary, covered ten pin ground, piggeries, and other convenient out buildings, pump of excellent water, with garden, yards, and an enclosure of first rate arable land containing three acres, be the same more or less…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)