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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the 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.

Ipswich Waveney

Ipswich Waveney

closed 1994.

opened 1930s

560 Bramford Rd

grid reference TM 137 457

Built as one of the "Tolly follies" and opened in 1930s. These large new pubs were built by Tollemache brewery as the town rapidly expanded and were styled on features similar to Helmingham hall. The Tollemache family still live at the hall. The brewery was subsequently merged with Cobbold in 1958-59.

After closing as a pub, it was run as a private club called Churchill's until 2004. It was demolished in August 2007 for a new low cost housing project.

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Footnote

Once known as a "Tolly Folly". In the 1930s the Tollemache brewery underwent a large expansion, first taking over the Cambridge Star Brewery and then building a number of vast mock-baronial estate pubs, mostly in Ipswich. The ornate style, and the scale of the expansion, led to these new buildings being known as the Tolly Follies. They were losely based on the design of the Tollemache stately home, Helmingham Hall.

Helmingham Hall is a moated manor house in Helmingham. It was begun by John Tollemache in 1480 and has been owned by the Tollemache family ever since. The house is built around a courtyard in typical late medieval/Tudor style. It is not open to the public.

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

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