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.
formerly One Bell
Real Ale is sold here.
48 High St, IP27 0AQ
grid reference TL 783 866
High Street local with its coaching inn origins still visible. Fine blocked-in 'tax windows', of which Brandon has many, are proudly displayed. Pub car park is accessed from Lode Street. Now fully free, having been purchased by the current management from Elizabeth Hotels group. There are 4 recently built units for B & B accommodation.
Nearest railway station
Auction of all the Household Furniture and other Effects of Mr. John Neal of the Bell Inn, Brandon.Ipswich Journal, 20 Feb 1779***
To be sold by auction… all that old established and good accustomed public house or inn called the Bell situate in Brandon … consisting of a messuage, stables and other convenient out houses, yard and garden adjoining, now in occupation of Mr William Currey… and also a whitesmiths and blacksmiths shop adjoining the said inn, now in the occupation of Mr James Ward. Premises are all freehold…Ipswich Journal, 15 Jun 1782
A customer, George Clears, had walked 17 miles that day and was tired. He fell asleep in the One Bell and when he awoke his purse was missing…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(1872 BSE Record Office details & Slater's Royal National and Commercial Directory 1850 from Ken Griffin)