15th century pub , bar and restaurant, Woodbridge
Laxfield is a small ancient village in northern Suffolk, England. It is located at a distinct bend in today's B1117 road. The Village has local amenities such as a garage, a village shop (currently run by the Co-Op) and a Primary school. It is home to All Saint's Church, the Royal Oak Pub, and the Kings Head Pub (known as the low house). Laxfield has one of the biggest communal playing fields in Suffolk, at almost eight acres, which has a large children's play area and a bowls green. There is also a newly-refurbished village hall at the center of the village as well as a small museum in the Guildhall (ca. 1520). This building also houses a doctor's surgery on thursdays.
Laxfield arose in Saxon times as it is known that an early church was there and the village itself appears in the Domesday Book. In 1226 Laxfield was given charter to hold a market and Saturday was selected.
The All Saints Church in Laxfield is largely of 14th century construct and was essentially complete by 1488 bar and restaurant - A bar (also called a pub, tavern, beer garden, or saloon) is an establishment that serves alcoholic drinks — beer, wine, liquor, and cocktails — for consumption on the premises.
Bars provide stools or chairs that are placed at tables or counters for their patrons. Some bars have entertainment on a stage, such as a live band, comedians, go-go dancers, or strippers.
Types of bars range from “dives” to elegant places of entertainment for the elite. A restaurant prepares and serves food, drink and dessert to customers. Meals are generally served and eaten on premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services. Restaurants vary greatly in appearance and offerings, including a wide variety of cuisines and service models.
While inns and taverns were known from antiquity, these were establishments aimed at travellers, and in general locals would rarely eat there. A restaurant owner is called a restaurateur; who employes a chef.
15th century pub - As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was the century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. One example of this type of pub is Ye Olde Reindeer Pub in Banbury, OX. The Reindeer Pub dates back to the 15th century and offers pub food served on tables near log fires that are particularly popular during the winter months. A fine range of local ales, wines and excellent spirits compliment a fine menu.
The atmospheric inn is of great local historic importance. Oliver Cromwell held court in the pub, arranging future battles. There are high beams, wooden floors and benches and the famous Globe Room, the paneling of which was held at the Victoria and Albert museum until 1946 and has now been returned. The pub's website notes that it wins awards for its flower displays and has a courtyard for summer drinking. Chess and Aunt Sally can be played. This pub is typical of the type and has an interesting history.