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.
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
This pub is offering its "finish @ home" meal range to collect. Beer is also available, with mini-kegs of Earl Soham beer selling particularly well.
Collection slots offered at ten minute intervals between 1400 and 1600, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Orders must be placed by 1900 on the evening before. Fruit & veg boxes also available - order by 1900 Wednesday or Thursday for collection the following day. Order by 'phone or email, payment by bank transfer.
Real Ale is sold here.
The St, IP13 0HP
grid reference TM 298 549
This historic and cosy two roomed pub has been sensitively refurbished throughout and also re-roofed by the current owners.
Food is available from Wednesday to Sunday.
There are outside seating areas including a small garden.
The pub also retains its outside toilets which have been refurbished to a high standard.
The building dates from the 16th century.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- CamROT (Campaign for Real Outside Toilets) approved
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- 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 2.9 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
The Jay family have been mentioned in parish registers since 1584. When William Jay, cousin of John Levett (pub owner) was buried in 1744 the then vicar, Richard Temple wrote:
William Jay was buried being the last of his name in the parish, an end of a very worthless malicious, ill-natured family, having for ages been remarkable for oppressing (and as much as in them lay) for defrauding the Ministers of this Parish of their just dues, which character this person kept up to the last day of his life".
(extract taken from Manorial book) …
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(information from various records supplied by current owners Paul & Margaret Whayman)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)