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.
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
"Take away food delivery service to Brandon, Weeting and Santon Downham
We operate from 12 mid day to 9 pm.
For delivery orders please call the pub on
Payment by debit card.
A £10.00 minimum spend"
Real Ale is sold here.
High St, IP27 0AX
grid reference TL 783 870
opened 16th century
Attractive, grade 2 listed building with some parts dating back 500 years. Also has a good reputation for food. Said to be one of the oldest surviving buildings in Brandon. It does not have conventional foundations but "floats" on a raft of slate! From the back of the building it is easy to see various phases in the growth of this old building as new sections have been added through the years. Also to the rear of the property is an ancient "protected" tree.
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Camping or caravan site nearby
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.1 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
Former commercial inn. Also listed at Bridge st.
In 1673 a Brandon maltster by the name of William Brewster (of The Limes) called a meeting at the Ram Inn. At this meeting he put a scheme into operation that would eventually see the sum of Â£1600 raised to build a Victorian National School.
Mrs WEST, of the Ram Inn, Brandon, is declining business & all her Household Furniture, 14 Feather bedsâ€¦..Brewing Plant for 7 Coombs, 13 Tons of Hay, a Mare, 2 Cows and 30 loads of excellent manure, will be Auctioned.Ipswich Journal, September 28th 1842**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1872 BSE Record Office details & Slater's Royal National and Commercial Directory 1850 from Ken Griffin)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)