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.
Melton Wilford Bridge
Melton Wilford Bridge
formerly Railway Tavern
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
Opening hours for orders are 11-8 Wednesday- Sunday. See the website to view our menu Unfortunately due to government regulations, customers are not allowed to consume food or drink on the premises, access only being allowed for ordering and collection. Please be aware there are no toilet facilities. Cash or card for payment is fine. Please be respectful of social distancing guidelines.
Real Ale is sold here.
Wilford Bridge Rd, IP12 2PA
grid reference TM 290 502
riverside bar / diner
owner/operator: Wellington/Deben Inns
A pub with a good reputation for food, close to the River Deben.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Cask Marque accredited
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.2 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown (as the Railway Tavern) on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
On June 1st 1859 the East Suffolk Railway Line was opened from Ipswich to Great Yarmouth, though the pub dates from before that time. According to the 1904 Woodbridge licensing records its license was issued in 1840 (this was a full license, so it may even have been trading earlier as a beerhouse). It must have had an earlier name and been renamed the Railway Tavern to take advantage of the new line.
The Railway Tavern, Melton, Nr Woodbridge to be sold by auction on 4th Apr 1887 with the effects of Mr H. SCARFEIpswich Journal, March 31st 1887**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)