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.
Lower Layham Queen's Head
Lower Layham Queen's Head
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
Friday night food takeaway available. See Facebook for menu. Telephone or message to order and arrange a collection slot.
Real Ale is sold here.
The St, IP7 5LZ
grid reference TM 029 401
opened 16th century
Located in a tiny hamlet, this cosy, friendly pub is nicely furnished within the main bar & has a small open fire located close to the servery. The other bar has a pool table & is simply furnished. Parts of the building are over 700 years old & a variety of features can be found: the bay windows are particularly fine. Usually 4 ales on which regularly change. No longer open Mon to Fri lunchtime. Food served Wed to Sun evenings and Sat, Sun lunchtimes. Hadleigh Rotary club meet Thursday evenings in rear restaurant area. To the rear of the building is a separate restaurant / function room & also an enclosed garden area. Only one or two buses pass by the pub each week.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Robert Smith, labourer & James KEDGE, a young man, also a labourer, son of the landlord of the Queen's Head, Layham, began fighting after driving at that house from 6 - 12 o'clock. Smith died from an injury he sustained.Ipswich Journal, December 30th 1862**
In the September/October 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that two handpumps had been installed at the Queens Head by Tolly Cobbold.
No longer open Monday to Friday lunchtimes.
(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 Bob Mitchell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)