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.
Oulton Blue Boar
Oulton Blue Boar
formerly Boar Inn
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.
Under new ownership
28 Oulton St, NR32 3BB
grid reference TM 526 950
gastropub, opened 1600
Restaurant with separate bar in former coaching inn that has been under new management since April 2019. Winter opening hours in effect from September are usually 12-3 & 6-10.30 Tue-Fri, 12-10.30 Sat, 12-9 Sun and closed Mon with food hours unchanged.
Some parts of the building date back to the late 18th century, the front part is from the 19th.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome: in bar and garden only
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
Railway station about 1.3 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1904 (interactive map)
To be sold, the Blue Boar at Oulton, with a double Cottage, Barn, Stable and 5 Acres, 3 Roods and 23 Perches of Arable and Pasture Land thereto belonging, in the Occupation of Robert Lillystone and his Under-Tenants at the yearly Rent of £17.Ipswich Journal, April 16th 1768***
Auction for The Blue Boar, Oulton.....being a good road house consisting of 2 parlours, kitchen and a good cellar and several other useful rooms, barn and double stable with other necessary buildings, together with about 3 acres, more or less,garden ground, well planted with choice fruit trees in the occupation of Mr HENRY ELY, rent £3 per annum, under a lease to T.FARR Esq, Beccles of which 11 years are unexpired.Ipswich Journal, January 11th 1800**…
The blue boar was a heraldic sign for the Earl of Oxford a leading supporter of the Lancastrians who defeated and killed Richard III at Bosworth in 1495 - Henry VII became king - Richards emblem was a white boar forcing some pub signs to be hastily repainted.
(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)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)