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.
Lowestoft Harbour Inn
Lowestoft Harbour Inn
formerly Bridge House, Oakwood, Harbour Hotel
Real Ale is sold here.
Royal Throughfare, NR33 0AB
grid reference TM 547 926
This pub is situated next to Lowestoft's bascule bridge. Mainly now a restaurant, but there are stools at the bar for drinkers. Local road improvements made in 2007 mean that the pub is surrounded on three sides by a paved area which is part of a major esplanade improvement. Outside there is a patio area for smokers. Faith night club is upstairs above this pub.
This pub originated as a Coach House in 1849.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Evening meals
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Parking: public car park on seafront promenade
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.1 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Also listed at London Road South.
In 1900 it had a reputation for "supplying the finest & purest wines & spirits on the East coast."
In the June 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that the Harbour hotel was closed in 1978 by Trumans and had subsequently reopened as Oakwood (Free House) for a while before being sold to Courage "recently".
Reopened April 2014 after a period of closure.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)