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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.

Southwold King's Head

Southwold King's Head

closed August 2013.

opened 1743 (rebuilt 1864)

23 High St, IP18 6AD

grid reference TM 505 763

This large open plan lounge diner had a small public bar in one area.

It was first licensed in 1743.

The pub closed mid-August 2013 after several months under temporary management. The future is currently under review but it's been reported that it may become a police station, though other reports suggest an Italian restaurant. As of mid-August 2015, the building has been de-signed but is still empty (no change in July 2017).

The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(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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