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Beccles Pickerel

also traded as as: Pike?

historical era: late 20th century

closed between 1969 and 1980?

38 Puddingmoor

grid reference TM 420 903

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last updated 09/08/2016

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in 1874 (Oct-24) when Robert Clarke was landlord stated:

John Barrett was discovered asleep in the bottom of a rowing boat that he had borrowed. Beside him lay two tame ducks that were the property of Robert Clarke, landlord of the Pickerel. Barrett was found guilty of theft and sentenced to 6 months inprisonment.

Appears as a pub on the 1969 OS map but seems not to be one on the 1980 and subsequent sheets, so presumably closed between those dates.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)