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.
Mellis Railway Tavern
Mellis Railway Tavern
formerly Railway Hotel
Real Ale is sold here.
Yaxley Rd, IP23 8DU
grid reference TM 100 746
Two bar pub close to main-line railway crossing point (station is no longer used) and giving good views over the large village green. Outside covered and heated terrace. Well supported and lively music events,fish and chips on Fridays and "Ruby Tuesday" Curry nights. Two railway carriage/booths give a snug like quality. Seating out on the common to the side of the pub and a limited bus service. Annual beer festival last Saturday in July with music on the common. Regular arts exhibitions by Mellis Arts
- Accommodation available
- Beer festivals
- 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
- Function room available to hire
- Live music: Fortnightly on Saturdays
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Smoking area
- Special events
- Sport TV: not Sky
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available: Free
Railway station about 4.6 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
A former Posting house (in 1855) and commercial inn (in 1865).
The pub appears on the 1886 OS map as the Railway Hotel. It was distinct from the Station Hotel, as concurrent records of both establishments have been found in the licensing documents.
The Railway Hotel, Mellis, Mr James EAST, is removing to the Railway Tavern, Stowmarket.Ipswich Journal, 31 March 31st 1887***
Updated information by Dave Wilkins
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(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 memers since 1978)