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.
Saxmundham White Hart
Saxmundham White Hart
18 High St, IP17 1DD
grid reference TM 386 631
This was a nicely furnished hotel, with its public bar to the rear and a separate restaurant. A taxi service and bike hire were also available; customers were advised to "ring the pub's 'phone number for bookings".
It reopened in June 2012 after a short period of closure, but closed again in February 2013. The pub is still on the market. There was some hope that the pub might be bought by the community and reopened, but that was abandoned in October 2016. By March 2019, the building had been turned into a charity shop, with the first floor being marketed for offices.
The pub was built late in the 17th century.
It's shown as an un-named hotel on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
Former Commercial Inn and posting house.
John Keable intends removing from the Angel in Saxmundham to the White Hart there, lately occupied by Abraham Adams (the following edition states the occupier's name as John Cable).Ipswich Journal, February 13th 1768***
To be let and entered upon immediately, the White Hart in Saxmundham, an old accustomed inn together with two pieces of rich meadow land adjoining to houseIpswich Journal, 16 Mar 1782
Samuel Sustenance, having declined the thoughts of leaving the White Hart inn in Saxmundham, begs leave to return his most sincere thanks to such gentlemen and others that have hitherto been pleased to honour him with their company and humbly intreats a continuance of their favours which he hopes to merit by providing them with entertainment of every kind,…
(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 newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.