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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Southwold Victoria

Southwold Victoria

also traded as Nag's Head, Star, BlueLighthouse, East Street Café Bar, Pilot Boat

closed 2014

opened pre-1820

8 East St, IP18 6EH

grid reference TM 508 761

The Victoria was a long-established pub on a site where a pub has stood since at least 1820, when it was known as the Pilot Boat. The current building has stood since 1855 and in more recent years traded as the Blue Lighthouse, a café bar.

it's now closed and has been converted into a clothes shop.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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(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)

(**** Reference to pub seen in Southwold Diary of James Maggs (1818-1876) published by Suffolk Records Society in 2007)

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