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A library of important documents relating to the Parish Council and the village, including meeting agendas & minutes and copies of the Hawstead Journal.
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NOTE: General Data Protection Regulations 2018.


Please note that archive material posted onto the website before 25 May 2018 may include limited personal data for which consent to publication has not been given. The Parish Council wants to continue to make such material, which is of local interest, easily available to residents, but has not had the capacity to review the content fully. Please contact the clerk to the Council if you have any objection to your name or other personal data appearing in this archive material in order that it might be removed forthwith.


....and a Movie!


To view the film made by Andy and Janet Taplin in support of our bid for the Suffolk Village of the Year competition (ie 2014)click HERE. It's a fantastic production!

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Now that the Metcalfe Arms is a cycle shop (albeit with a licensed cafe) where can we go for a nearby drink - and possibly a meal in a pub?

The following village pubs are all within 5 miles of Hawstead according to the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) website whatpub.com

The Red House, Stanningfield


This is the nearest pub to Hawstead (just 1.6 miles): just go up Bells Lane and turn right at the top.


For more information see:



The Rushbrooke Arms, Sicklesmere


For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/853/rushbrooke-arms-sicklesmere

The Manger, Bradfield Combust



For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/73/manger-bradfield-combust or www.themanger.co.uk


The White Horse, Whepstead



For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/1009/white-horse-whepstead or www.whitehorsewhepstead.co.uk

The Swan, Lawshall



For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/609/swan-lawshall

The Six Bells, Horringer



For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/416/six-bells-horringer or www.sixbellshorringer.co.uk

The Bush, Shimpling



For more information see: http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/845/bush-shimpling or www.theshimplingbush.co.uk

The Plough & Fleece, Cockfield


For more information see



The Plough, Rede


For more information see



The Crown, Hartest


For more information see



The Horseshoes, Cockfield


For more information see

http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/210/the-horseshoes-inn-cockfield or thehorseshoes-inn.co.uk

The Marquis Cornwallis, Chedburgh



(has been closed for several years)

(June 2020)


The Greyhound, Chevington


For mor information see:


The Queen's Head, Hawkedon


For more information see:

http://whatpub.com/pubs/WSB/4105/queen-s-head-hawkedon or hawkedonqueen.co.uk

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