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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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.
Long Melford Hare
Long Melford Hare
Real Ale is sold here.
High St, CO10 9DF
grid reference TL 867 467
Large red brick pub on far side of green close to entrance to Kentwell Hall. Retains four rooms around a central bar & offers home cooked food. A first floor function room is free to hire during normal opening hours. It’s a perfect space for meetings and family gatherings and has a private bar.
A late 18th or early 19th century façade covers a much older building. The pub is known to date back at least to 1793, when the Bury & Norwich Post reported the sale of farmland taking place on the premises. A Victorian brewery was once located here.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cask Marque accredited
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 4.1 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
To debtors or creditors and all such persons as have claims or demands upon the estate and effects of Mr James Jacobs, late of the Hare Inn, Long Melford, who have not already delivered in their accounts, are requested to deliver in the same within 10 days from 5th January 1810, to Mr John Spurling, of Stratford St. Mary, or they will be excluded the benefit of dividend to arise from the sale of the effects of the said James Jacobs.Ipswich Journal, January 1810**
Died, 25.11.1863 at Long Melford, Mr Robert HARRIS, aged 51, for many years, landlord of the Hare Inn, Long Melford.Ipswich Journal, November 27th 1863***
The licensed Victuallers Tea Association advertised the sale of tea via its Suffolk Agents…
(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)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)