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.
Wenhaston Star Inn
Wenhaston Star Inn
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
We are offering take away ales but we are running out of containers and would be happy to fill clean milk containers etc.
We can also supply bottled wines, beers and soft drinks.
We intend to offer one ale only and will work our way through the stock in Best Before date order. We are currently offering Fat Cat - Honey ale and that will be replaced with Wolf - Edith Cavell probably tomorrow.
We suggest that customers telephone us on 01502 478240 to arrange a collection.
Free house situated on the outskirts of the village with fine views of the Blyth valley. The interior comprises three small public rooms overlooking a large lawn and garden where beer festivals are held over the late May and August bank holiday weekends. The characterful front bar is adorned with old enamel advertising signs and is popular with walkers and cyclists. Food is all home-cooked using local produce where possible. Camping is available by prior arrangement. Large car park to side.
- Beer festivals: twice yearly (May & August bank holidays)
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Camping or caravan site nearby
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available: Giggler
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 3.7 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
The pub was built as a beer house in 1839. The main bar was extended in about 1880 but plans to extend the building further just after WW1 were not completed.
Licensing records show it back as far as 1874 (the oldest available).
The Star got its full license on March 2nd 1959, the license being transferred from the St Michael South Elmham Jolly Farmer.
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NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)