In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
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.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.
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.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Lakenheath Bell Hotel
Lakenheath Bell Hotel
also traded as Cromwell Hotel, Vintage Hotel
70 High St, IP27 9DS
grid reference TL 714 827
This imposing building, set opposite the church, has been re-developed as private residential housing; "Cromwell Mews".
In its latter years it traded as the Vintage Hotel.
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
Listed as the Bell (in 1855) and as the Bell commercial inn (by 1865).
Listed as a commercial hotel & posting house in 1900.
In 1861 listed at 21 High Street. May also be listed at 29 High Street.
Listed at 30 High Street in the 1871 census.
Mr FINCHAM of the Bell, Lakenheath, had personally attended the petty sessions for the renewal of his licence, on behalf of the same house, for 51 years.Bury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald, August 28th 1883**
Mildenhall Petty Sessions: Extension of time: FINCHAM, at Bell, Lakenheath - 1 hour on 15th & 18thBury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald, June 15th 1886**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.