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A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Aug-08 in 1876 when Ellen & John Manning were the landlords reports that :
"In a case of assault the landlords of both the Railway Tavern and Britania, Thomas Garwood and John Manning respectively, gave evidence with respect to the victims sobriety. The question was asked, "how many half pints old Bury beer to make a man drunk?" It was suggested that 4 halves would do no harm but be beneficial."
last updated 21/08/2014
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)