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.
Blythburgh White Hart
Blythburgh White Hart
formerly Inn of the Hart
Real Ale is sold here.
A12, IP19 9LQ
grid reference TM 453 753
Large former 16th Century courthouse with good views of Blyth estuary from the garden. Some original features have been retained including the beams in the bar area and an inglenook fireplace. The food menu focuses on steaks and seafood, but many other dishes are available. It should be noted that the pub is normally open all day in summer months.
The village shop is in the grounds of the pub (and owned by Adnams) but is run independently.
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History it was listed in 1520 as "Inn of the Hart".
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music: Occasionally
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
Railway station about 4.8 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on the 3rd of April 1756 states:
To be lett, the White Hart, Blythburgh. Enquire of Thomas Knights, Common-Brewer, Halesworth.Ipswich Journal, April 3rd 1756***
The Westwood lodge lambs and some others in the neighbourhood, will be offered for sale at the White Hart inn, Blythburgh on Thursday 21st inst…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)