Photo of Butchers' Arms

Bruisyard Butchers' Arms

historical era: mid 20th century

closed 1960s

The Street

grid reference TM 334 657

Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
View in Google Earth

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 05/08/2016

Now Residential.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in July 1815 states that :

To be sold by auction at the Arms Inn, Bruisyard a general assortment of Household Furniture, brewing, washing and dairy requisites; comprising 3 feather beds and bedding, 4-post bedsteads, tent and stump ditto, chest with drawers, dressing tables and glasses, chamber chairs, wash hand stands, etc., bureau, bookcases, 30 hour clock, 6 elm hollow seated chairs, elbow ditto, 6 walnut tree ditto, dining and other tables, 6 sets polished fire irons, 4 dozen knives and forks, mahogany voider, ditto tea caddies, and ladies work boxes, copper boilers and tea kettles, japan'd plate warmers and a general assortment of kitchen requisites. Brewing, washing and dairy utensils consist of coomb mash tub, 3 bushel ditto, 2 wort ditto, 12 beer keelers, 20 wash ditto, 24 beer casks, 24 water pails, 12 milk keelers, 6 ditto pails, 2 churns, 2 butter stands, wash doll and a variety of useful articles in the cutlery and drapery line. Also a general assortment of saddles, bridles, dutfins, collars, whips etc., a complete taxed cart and harness, poney ditto, handsome poney for saddle or harness.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** in 1838 (Dec-26) announced that the pub was sold to R K Cobbold as part of the Samuel Alexander's Brewery sale. The Butchers selling at £560.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Aug 1855 states that :

To be sold by auction, that long established and well accustomed roadside public house, the Butcher's Arms, in Bruisyard; comprising of a substantial brick and tile built house, containing a good sized parlour, bar and tap room, kitchen, washhouse, pantry, good cellar, excellent bedrooms, coach house and stabling for 5 horses, with loft, cartlodge with loft, and convenient outbuildings; a butchers shop and a well of good water, with yard and garden at the back, in the occupation of Mrs Oxborrow, widow, who is under notice to quit.

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

(Historical photo from village website)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)