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.
Newmarket Five Bells
Newmarket Five Bells
Closed mid-late 2018
last owner/operator: Admiral Taverns
16 St Mary's Square, CB8 0HZ
grid reference TL 641 635
A popular town local which had a much improved beer range since becoming 'ex-Greene King'. Situated away from the busy high street, it had a lively atmosphere, especially when darts and petanque teams were visiting! The large garden behind housed the petanque terrain and regular barbecues were held in summer. Parking in front of pub was limited but there was a public car park 300 yards away. Live music on Wednesday & Sunday evenings.
The building dates from the mid 19th century, though it has an early 18th century core.
The pub closed some time mid or late in 2018 and a planning application to turn it into a religious centre has been lodged.
Also listed as being at Mill Hill.
Sale of the Five Bells, Newmarket; contact Mr THACKER of Bury.Ipswich Journal, September 16th 1807***
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post on April 5th 1843** when Mr R M Hassell was the landlord states that William Brown acquitted of stealing from the pub.
(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)
(1830 Pigots Directory supplied by Sandra Easom)