As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.
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.
Currently closed - may reopen?
The St, IP31 1EW
grid reference TL 897 721
Reopened 15 July 2017 after lengthy closure. New owners also have set up the Wilde Bull micro-brewery on the premises.
In August 2018, the owners tweeted "Good morning to all our customers. I'm sorry to inform you that as of 2pm yesterday the Troston Bull has closed for business until further notice. I'd like to thank all of you that have supported us over the past year and wish you all the best for the future."
We hope this isn't the end...
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
The pub is historically listed as a Family & Commercial hotel & posting house.
Francis Fuller, received 14 days imprisonment for stealing a piece of pork from out of the saucepan in the public kitchen at the Troston Bull, the property of Josiah FARROW.Ipswich Journal, January 30th 1828***
James Catton was charged with stealing 6 gallons of beer from the Bull brewhouse after his wife was seen carrying two buckets of beer to her house. The defence was that Catton knew nothing of the theft and was a man of gallantry and would have carried the two pails of beer instead of his wife…
(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.