Benacre Walnut Treehistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
closed 1877 or 78
grid reference TM 504 851Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.
last updated 16/09/2016
Disappears from the licensing records in 1878 so must have closed at about that time.
Still known as the Walnut Tree for many years after the pub closed - the 1909 Rates book records a shop and buildings at the Walnut Tree.
In both 1933 & 1937 Kelly Directory Chas W Cargill was listed at Walnut tree inn farms?
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1805 states that :
To be sold by auction the outdoor stock, household furniture and effects of James Holmes, of the Walnut Tree Inn, Benacre. The sale consists of 2 excellent young cows, tumbrel, hay racks, corn mangers and bins, 2 dozen good hurdles, and sundry farming implements; backhouse and dairy utensils, comprise useful coppers and furnaces, tubs, cheese press, churn, milk keelers, and other useful articles. The sale also consists of 4 beds and bedding, clock, drawers, dining and other tables, looking glasses, 1 dozen good hollow bottom chairs, 2 elbow ditto, 1 ditto with flat seat, corner cupboard, and sundry other good and useful household requisites.
(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)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)