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.
Stonham Aspal Ten Bells
Stonham Aspal Ten Bells
closed 20th March 2013
opened 16th century
The Street, IP14 6AF
grid reference TM 134 595
This 16th century pub had three bars and a toilet for disabled customers.
According to Alfred Hedges' book, "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk", the name refers not to the number of bells in the local church, but to "the activities of the local team of handbell ringers".
It has been closed since March 20th 2013. A local campaign was organised to buy the pub for the village, but this failed to raise enough money.
The pub is now Casa Mexico, a shop selling meso-American trinkets.
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
James Gardiner, from the Ten Bells, Stonham Aspall, has taken the Crown at Coddenham and is opening the most pleasant and agreeable Bowling-Green.Ipswich Journal, April 21st 1759***
To be sold by auction, at the Ten Bells, Stonham Aspel, all the household furniture, linen, rare old china, glass, tin and wood ware, stock in trade, working tools and other effects, of Mr Clarke Tydeman, publican and blacksmith, deceased, (by order of the Administrator); comprising 6 featherbeds and bedding, mahogany 4-post and other bedsteads and hangings, mahogany dining and other tables, parlour, kitchen, and chamber chairs; copper goods, etc., with general assortment of domestic requisites…
(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.