In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.
London Rd (A145), NR34 8EA
grid reference TM 434 822
Now a guesthouse, run since 2000 by John Benson, who for 25 years was bass player with Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen.
The pub is shown here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
Shaves coachesâ€¦ from the Kings head in Beccles on 25th inst. at 5 o clockâ€¦ presents and parcels collected at Dog Brampton, Angel Halesworth, Tuns Yoxford, Bell Saxmundham, White Hart Wickham, and Crown in Woodbrifge. Ipswich Journal, 20 Dec 1783
"I have an 1851 Census showing my 3GGrandfather, George Keable (born in Fressingfield) as landlord here together with four children but no wife."
(detail submitted by Peter King)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)