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.
Thorpe Morieux Bull
Thorpe Morieux Bull
10 Bury Rd, IP30 0NT
grid reference TL 940 547
This remote free house had much character and the conservatory gave a fine view of the garden. Good Food was served.
The pub has not traded since 2013 and has of late been used as a trinket shop. There are fears locally that it may be converted to residential use and it has been marketed as such. There is a local campaign to buy the pub for the community and it was made an Asset of Community Value, much to the annoyance of the current owners who wanted to sell it as a house. When seen in June 2018, it appeared that conversion was underway, so it seems the ACV status has come to nothing.
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
Baldwin was charged and found guilty of receiving two hams knowing them to be stolen. "it was a most atrocious offence" for which he received 6 months hard labour.Bury & Norwich Post, January 16th 1866** (when William Baldwin was the landlord)
(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)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.