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.
Bildeston Red Lion
Bildeston Red Lion
Due to current regulations, pubs are closed until December 2nd. From that date, they can only sell drinks when accompanied by a substantial meal. This means not all pubs can reopen at present.
Real Ale is sold here.
High St, IP7 7EX
grid reference TL 993 492
basic, opened 16th century
Traditional 16th century pub, offering Ales, Lagers, Wines, Spirits & a large selection of soft drinks. They also have a fully enclosed garden, Pool table & Dart board.
The current building is thought to mainly date from the 18th century.
The pub is historically listed as having been in Wattisham as it was, until August 18th 1882 in a detached portion of that parish, only being incorporated into Bildeston Parish on that date. Interestingly, it was the only building in the detached portion of Wattisham.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available
Nearest railway station
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)