closed 1877 or 78
Benacre Walnut Tree
grid reference TM 504 851
listed building grade II
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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.
last updated 02/03/2016
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)