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.
Thorndon Black Horse
Thorndon Black Horse
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
Take-away menu available 1700-2000 Wednesday-Saturday.
See the menu on the pub's website
Real Ale is sold here.
The Street, IP23 7JR
grid reference TM 137 697
bar / diner, opened 16th century
Traditional oak-beamed country pub dating back to the 1600s full of character and with many historic photos of life in this pretty village on display. A real gem. The central bar has an inglenook fireplace with log fire and there are two adjoining restaurant areas. Lunchtime food has a varied menu including carvery and vegetarian options. Evening meals are also served (apart from Sundays). Takeaway meals also available (curries, pastas, fish'n'chips, etc.) during most food sessions. Dogs on leads welcome in the main bar. Same welcoming landlord for last 12 years. A community shop staffed by volunteers operates from a separate unit in the car park.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome: On leads in main bar
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Village shop or similar facility on-site
- WiFi available: Free
Nearest railway station
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)