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Pub closures in East Suffolk

Rusty Dobro 16 Mar 24 - 01:46 PM
Waddon Pete 17 Mar 24 - 03:50 AM
Jack Campin 17 Mar 24 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,Iains 18 Mar 24 - 03:36 AM
GUEST,Trevor Sheridan 18 Mar 24 - 05:22 AM
GUEST,Beware! 18 Mar 24 - 09:28 PM
Waddon Pete 19 Mar 24 - 11:17 AM
FreddyHeadey 22 Mar 24 - 01:44 PM
GUEST,Mr Wolf 23 Mar 24 - 10:19 AM
GUEST,Pete Young 31 Mar 24 - 09:40 AM
Anne Lister 31 Mar 24 - 06:18 PM
FreddyHeadey 31 Mar 24 - 08:29 PM
FreddyHeadey 31 Mar 24 - 08:31 PM
GUEST,Pete Young 02 Apr 24 - 05:32 AM
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Subject: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 16 Mar 24 - 01:46 PM

Sad news today: the Eel’s Foot at Eastbridge, the Middleton ‘Bell’, and Blaxhall ‘Ship’ have all closed. Quite apart from the loss of three wonderful real-ale pubs, all three have hosted traditional music for what is certainly a total of hundreds of years.
There aren’t many options left round here, but the music will never die out. Will it?


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 17 Mar 24 - 03:50 AM

That’s grim news. We need to support where we can but economic conditions are hard to overcome. Keep singing!


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: Jack Campin
Date: 17 Mar 24 - 12:42 PM

Bang goes the only reason I had for going back to Suffolk.

Did one big chain own them all?

Any chance of a community buyout?


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: GUEST,Iains
Date: 18 Mar 24 - 03:36 AM

If pubs are losing money they tend to close. 25% of them since 2000 (13000)
Over 2,000 pubs in Ireland have closed since 2005, a national decline of 22.5%.
In 1970 the UK had 75000 pubs
1980 69000
1990 63500
2000 60860
2010 55454
2020 46800
Society changes, as does the way it spends its leisure time.
Pub closures are the result - although lockdown and taxation also have a part to play.
Sad for those of us of an age where the pub was the center of life, but home entertainment and cheaper supermarket booze also has a role in reduced footfall.


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: GUEST,Trevor Sheridan
Date: 18 Mar 24 - 05:22 AM

Sad news. Had some great times at Blaxhall Ship as well as Eels Foot and The Bell


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: GUEST,Beware!
Date: 18 Mar 24 - 09:28 PM

Once the last of the pubs in an area closes the supermarkets will no longer offer cheaper booze - you read it first here!!!


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 19 Mar 24 - 11:17 AM

BBC News reported this closure and the pub's brewer, Adnams, has stated that they are both greatly valued pubs at the heart of the community and said that they wanted to reopen them as soon as possible.


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 22 Mar 24 - 01:44 PM

^ Adnams :
The Eel's Foot Inn, Eastbridge
The Bell Inn, Middleton,

BBC article
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-68601098


I couldn't find anything about the Ship closing.
Maybe it's in the local rag.


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: GUEST,Mr Wolf
Date: 23 Mar 24 - 10:19 AM

If anyone can get hold of a copy of Richard Wilson's history of Greene King you will find it very interesting especially Greene King's policy on rural pubs.


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: GUEST,Pete Young
Date: 31 Mar 24 - 09:40 AM

The Eels Foot and the Bell are both owned by Adnams, who re-opened them on Good Friday. The company that owned the tenancy stopped trading, hence the temporary closure.

As far as I know, neither one of them currently has any regular involvement with traditional music, happy to be corrected.

I didn't know about the Ship. I'll see what I can find out.


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: Anne Lister
Date: 31 Mar 24 - 06:18 PM

I did a long cross-country drive (from Chippenham down to the A27 and Southampton) a few weeks ago and it was really noticeable how many pubs have either closed entirely or become restaurants. Not good news, but a sign of the times after all that's been going on.


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 31 Mar 24 - 08:29 PM

Facebook post, by the pub, @ ~8pm Sunday 30th March 2024

"Easter Monday at the Blaxhall Ship Inn, Sing, Say or Play from 2pm, just as we have for generations."

www.facebook.com/blaxhallship/posts/pfbid02Gym5Vu8FtEMtGwU6go4vmtY7rAxr5iRwWrEMWLKFrUH8PHv3aKwSRLmbd2grQbQRl


Better get down there Rusty & Pete Young and prove it isn't an April 1st prank?


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 31 Mar 24 - 08:31 PM

^
Sunday 31st March of course.


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Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
From: GUEST,Pete Young
Date: 02 Apr 24 - 05:32 AM

Yes, it's all back to normal at the Blaxhall Ship now. A temporary closure caused by some sort of business management restructuring, so I gather. Hopefully this will stave off the likes of Chef and Brewer for the forseeable.


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