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.
Real Ale is sold here.
129 Main Rd, IP5 1AA
grid reference TM 218 457
opened 16th century
owner/operator: Patron Capital
A lively main road pub catering for a youthful clientèle and offering Sky TV and pub games including pool.
The building dates from the 16th century, with 17th and 20th century alterations.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
A book called "The story of Kesgrave" by Gerald and Margaret Ponting (published in 1981) contains the following comment: Samuel Ward (a radical town preacher of Ipswich from 1603-34 and son of Dr John Ward - vicar of Haverhill) frequently preached at St Mary-le-tower - three times a week - giving long sermons that were referred to as "Watch Wards". One sermon called "Woe to Drunkards" was also published in book form in 1627 and called for the closing of ale houses and the end of the practice of the drinking of healths... it contained the following lesson: "an incident occurred at the Bell inn in Kesgrave as follows…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)