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Woolpit Plough


opened 1690

closed 2003

Green Rd

grid reference TL 974 622

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 26/09/2015

This was a distinctive small single bar pub with no cellar - beers were sold from a gravity stillage until they stopped selling real ale. Now residential.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Aug-20 in 1828 when Heston Fenton was the landlord states that:

Sarah Davis and Ann Smith were convicted of uttering counterfeit coin to Hester Fenton, of the Plough Inn, Woolpit. Constable John Rednall found Smith in a tent in bed with a man named Joseph Mead. Under their bed he found, on removing a piece of turf which had recently been cut, a parcel of coin, (which, on being examined by a Mr Gudgeon, silversmith, was pronounced bad.) Smith and Davis were sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.

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

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)