In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
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.
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.
Real Ale is sold here.
The Street, IP22 1BS
grid reference TM 047 758
Once a coaching in on the London-Norwich road, this no frills pub has a loyal following of regulars and lots of character. Bare floorboards, old furniture , old photos and taxidermy exhibits add to the atmosphere. Busy bar, quieter lounge and a pool room. Live music Fridays, hog rolls available Sunday 12 .00 till they run out. Some beers maybe served under CO2 Parking is very limited.
Note that parking at the pub is very limited.
The building dates from the late 15th century, though it was partly rebuilt and extended about 1600.
The spaniel on the sign (the sharp-eyed will have spotted that it's not a greyhound) is called Elvis and is owned by the pub's proprietor, Chris Burnard.…
Nearest railway station
To be lett, at Midsummer next, the Greyhound-Inn in Botesdale, being a well accustomed House with a convenient Brewing-Office, and a very good Stable-Room, and all other Accommodation suitable thereto. Enquire of Mr Thomas More of Botesdale aforesaid.Ipswich Journal, May 3rd 1740***
To be lett, the Greyhound Inn in Botesdale.Ipswich Journal, April 7th 1753***
The Greyhound Inn, Botesdale, lately kept by Mrs Eliz. Yallop, Widow, is now taken by Wm. Barber from Chelmsford.Ipswich Journal, December 15th 1753
William Barber from Chelmsford... has taken the Greyhound Inn in Botesdale and was still here on 12th October 1754. On 5th April 1755 it was advertised to be lett by Thomas More of Stowmarket.Ipswich Journal, March 9th 1754***
Reported at 6 Market Square in 1881 census.…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony, Kim or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO historical directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)