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Pakefield Tramway Hotel



Real Ale

London Rd South, NR33 7AA

01502 581485

grid reference TM 535 905

opened Victorian

(details under review)


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Pakefield is part of the Lowestoft parish


Local licensing authority for Pakefield is Waveney district
last updated 20/07/2015

Prominent pub that takes its name from a tram terminal that once stood opposite.

Hot news!

On July 20th 2015 Tesco announced that it had abandoned its plans to convert this pub into another unwanted supermarket. Congratulations to all who campaigned against it.

Under threat as Tesco have applied for permission to turn it into yet another supermarket: Lowestoft Journal report. A large local campaign, supported by both local MP Peter Aldous and former MP Bob Blizzard, is trying to stop this happening.

Waveney District council has officially designated this as a hotel rather than a pub, meaning Tesco need planning permission for change of use.

Tesco has told the Guardian, "We are taking on derelict or vandalised pubs, not those which are still actively trading, and for all sorts of reasons those pubs were not successful. We go into communities and ask people what they want and how we can deliver that." They have yet to explain how this applies in this case.

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

children-welcome Children are welcome

Accommodation available Accommodation available

station 1.7 mile away Railway station about 1.7 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Car park Car park

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)