Then and now: A look at Lowestoft’s former pubs
PUBLISHED: 14:52 13 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:13 14 March 2019
There was a time when it was easy to lose track of the number of pubs in Lowestoft.
Tourists, passing fishermen and regular punters alike were fortunate to have a vast array of establishments, giving pub crawlers ample choice during a night out.
It is even said that, in the town’s old beach village, every other property was home to a brewery or public house.
Modern day Lowestoft, however, does not boast quite the same portfolio of watering holes.
In spite of various efforts to restore and revitalise the town’s old pubs, barely a month seems to go by without news of another closure.
With the help of Google streetview, we’ve taken a look at some of the old jewels in Lowestoft’s crown - showing what they were, and what they look like today.
All photos are dated between 2009 and 2018.
• The Alderman
The Alderman was situated on Hollingsworth Road, before closing in 2013 and being replaced by a One Stop shop.
• Bank Stores
Based on Commercial Road in Lowestoft, this pub shut its doors in 2015 and became Woodworks Restaurant and Bar.
• The Crown Hotel
Previously known as The Queen’s Head, The Crown Hotel closed back in 2009 and remains boarded up.
• Eagle Tavern
This Tonning Street pub called last orders in 2014.
• George Borrow
As shown by the 2009 streetview image, The George Borrow Hotel on Bridge Road in Oulton Broad shut in 2008 and is now a Hayden Chemist.
• The New Globe Inn
This pub closed in 2014 and has since been converted into a community centre.
• Marquis of Lorne
Despite its appealing beer garden, Marquis of Lorne shut its doors in 2016.
• Suffolk Punch
On the corner of Westwood Avenue and Pinewood Avenue, Suffolk Punch also closed in 2016.
• Sun Rise Inn
Situated on Corton Road, The Sun Rise Inn was gutted by a fire in 2010. It has since been converted into housing.