Suffolk Pub History Group


In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.

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.

After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

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.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

This is a small, friendly group that gets together once a month to discuss and learn about the history of pubs in Suffolk. Sometimes we'll have a guest speaker with specialist knowledge, other times it will be more ad-hoc. On other occasions we'll have a guided walk round somewhere looking at the old pub buildings.

Many people have information on Suffolk pubs and by bringing it together and sharing photos, licensee names and even stories, we hope to be able to catalogue it and make it available for generations to come.

If you have interesting stories about pubs or if you have information to share, you're more than welcome. Or if you just want to hear about old pubs, come along anyway.

So far, we have managed to identify nearly 2500 former Suffolk pubs (over 500 in Ipswich alone) with accurate or reasonably close locations for about 2100 of them. There are certainly a lot more pubs we haven't managed to identify, but just identifying pubs is only one part of the project, we want to make available as much information about their history as possible.

Dates currently scheduled are:

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All the resulting information will be looked after by the local CAMRA team and will be available on this website.

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