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.
Orford King's Head
Orford King's Head
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.
Takeaway food & drink available. Menus are in the pub's windows. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01394 450271
Thu: 1800-1900 (drinks only)
Fri-Sat: 1800-2000 (food & drinks)
Sun: 1200-1400 (roast & drinks)
The pub plans to reopen at the end of lockdown.
Latest notified opening hours:
Thu-Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2200
Thu-Sat: 1200-1430, 1800-2030
Real Ale is sold here.
Front St, IP12 2LW
grid reference TM 421 499
A historic inn located on the market square, accommodation with en suite facilities is available. There are themed food evenings and occasional live music.
The building dates from the 16th century.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the King's Head's license was issued in 1700.
Richard Harvie, in his will dated 20th February, 1653, left to his daughter "my house wherein I now dwell, commonly called the King's Head, which I lately purchased of Robert Jacob, the elder, and Robert Jacob, the younger".Inns of the Suffolk Coast, Leonard P Thompson, 1969
Looking at the CAMRA website, I can tell you that my sister and her husband Neville Bradshaw and Joyce Bradshaw were landlords of the kings head from 1958 to 1965 (approx).
I hope this info is of use to you and if I can be of help in any way please feel free to contact me.Neville Utting
(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 & book information from Bob Mitchell)