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.
Boxford White Hart
Boxford White Hart
Currently closed - may reopen?
Broad St, CO10 5DX
grid reference TL 963 405
Closed when visited until further notice (Sep 2018).
Three real ales which regularly change and include Greene King IPA and London Pride. Guests ales frequently include choices such as Woodforde's Wherry and Adnams and a selection from other local breweries. Kitchen refurbished in 2013 and now serving Mediterranean style dishes - pasta, tapas etc. The building originally dates from the 16th century. A substantial Victorian brewery was also once located on the same site in the late 19th century Notes about Tornado Smith are in the historical section
The White Hart will be forever associated with Tornado Smith. Born George William Smith, was the son of a former landlord…
Nearest railway station
Notice hereby given that the General Court Baron of the Rev. Seymoor Leek, Clerk will be held for the manor of Groton on Thursday 11 Aug next at 4 o clock in afternoon at the White Hart in Groton when and where all persons concerned are required to attendâ€¦ Ipswich Journal, 27 July 1782
The White Hart is located in an area which was originally a detached part of the parish of Groton. This part was amalgamated with Boxford on 25th March 1885.
Former commercial inn & posting house.
Yesterday was married, at Groton, by the Rev…
(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)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.