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.
formerly Bushel & Wine Vaults, Bushell
Real Ale is sold here.
Market Street, CB8 8EE
grid reference TL 643 634
One of the oldest pubs in town (dating from the 17th or 18th century) which is now located within the Guineas shopping arcade. This area of town was once a maze of lanes known as the Rookery.
Live music every 3rd Sunday by Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden) and Dave Edwards (Manfred Mann) 6-8pm
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.6 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Also listed at Market Place (1855, 1869 & 1874).
A cock-pit existed in this pub at least as late as 1767 and it's said that its remnants can still be seen in the cellar. Legend has it that a tunnel ran from the pub to King Charles's palace and was used by the monarch to travel between the two buildings.
Auction of The Bushel, Market Place, Newmarket...(Description)... Apply to Mr HOLME, Star Inn, NewmarketIpswich Journal September 12th 1821**
(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)
(1830 Pigots Directory supplied by Sandra Easom)