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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.

Pin Mill Butt & Oyster

Pin Mill Butt & Oyster

Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:

Opening hours for orders are 11-8 Wed-Fri And 10-8 Saturday and Sunday.

See the website to view our menu Unfortunately due to government regulations, customers are not allowed to consume food or drink on the premises, access only being allowed for ordering and collection. Please be aware there are no toilet facilities. . Cash or card for payment is fine. Please be respectful of social distancing guidelines, and we kindly ask you take your rubbish with you or use the bins provided should you plan to eat and drink in or around Pin Mill.

Real Ale is sold here.

Pin Mill Rd, IP9 1JW

grid reference TM 206 379

bar / diner, opened about 1500

owner/operator: Adnams

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(01473) 780764

(01473) 780764

A traditional pub in a tiny hamlet on the bank of River Orwell, with three separate rooms and a connecting corridor with flag-stoned floors (in part). This famous pub retains some high backed settles and a large open fire in main bar area making it very cosy on cold winter days.

The pub has a toilet for disabled customers.

It was first recorded as public house in 1553, though it may be older. (The Listed Buildings Register says the building's 17th century so presumably there was an earlier building?)

Often very busy in Summer and at weekends, it has long been renowned for a traditional food menu with a number of fish dishes.

The pub has featured in films and once in TV's Lovejoy (as 'The Three Ducks'!)

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Facilities

Facilities

Gallery

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

A butt was a large wine cask. Oysters could often be packed in wooden casks for transportation and were extensively harvested along the river Orwell in bygone times.

(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 book information from Bob Mitchell)

(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)

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