In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
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.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.
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.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Due to current regulations, pubs are closed until December 2nd. From that date, they can only sell drinks when accompanied by a substantial meal. This means not all pubs can reopen at present.
Real Ale is sold here.
High St, IP28 7EA
grid reference TL 710 745
Friendly 17th century coaching inn with an outside patio area. Car park via St Andrews St.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Traditional pub games available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
A former family & commercial hotel and posting House.
For sale by Private Contract, that Freehold Inn, called The Bell, in Mildenhall...Ipswich Journal, June 5th 1811**
(Full description given) No landlord noted.
In 1830 the Griffin coach to London (via Newmarket and Cambridge) called every day at 12 (noon). The Griffin coach to Holt (via Brandon, Dereham and Fakenham) called every afternoon at 2pm.
A report in the Ipswich Journal, September 17th 1834** states the Reference to John Doughty marrying Hannah, eldest daughter of Mr George GOOCH of the Bell Inn, Mildenhall.…
(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 Bob Mitchell)