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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. 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 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.

Brantham Bull

Brantham Bull

Real Ale is sold here.

Ipswich Rd, CO11 1PN

grid reference TM 122 344

bar / diner, opened 15th century

owner/operator: Star (Heineken UK)

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(01473) 328248

(01473) 328248

A popular 15th century pub with a long established reputation for food.

The historic part of the building has wooden floors, an exposed timber frame and leaded windows. The garden incorporates a children's play area. Much of the pub is now used for dining during busy sessions. Themed food nights include popular steak nights. Quiz nights are held every second Tuesday of the month.

There are a number of rumours about the history of the pub. It's said that some of its beams are timbers from ships that were part of the Spanish Armada. It's also rumoured that there was a smugglers' tunnel from the cellar to the foreshore.

Breakfast: Tue-Fri 0930-1130

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Historical interest

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Landlords

Footnote

Name may be a sympathetic reference to a Papal bull - a lead seal attached to official religious edicts or documents - or a reference to Henry VIII who introduced a bulls head into his coat-of-arms after he defied a papal bull in 1538. Bull baiting was also quite widespread until it was banned in 1835.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

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