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Single bar serving a large multi-area room. A small theatre upstairs was used to host occasional live performances until a few years ago.
The building dates from the 17th century.
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is St Edmundsbury
last updated 18/09/2014
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Although such signs of a black boy usually today portray a quaint picture of a sweep in Dickensian costume - in the 17th cent. the fashion for negro servants e.g. pageboys was also quite common for the wealthy.