Campsea Ashe Buck's Head
previously known as: Ashe Buckhistorical era: mid 20th century
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 14/04/2016
Now residential - known as Buck's Head
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the Buck's Head was reported at least as far back as 1794. The same source tells us it closed in the 1950s.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Press** on Jul-29 in 1829 states that the pub was:
Struck by electric fluid, which threw (flew?) down the chimney, shattered all the windows in the front of the house and entering one of the rooms in which was a young woman, it caused her temporary insensibility.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 21 July in 1860 states that :
James RICHES, landlord of the Buck's Head, Campsey Ash, pleaded guilty to keeping his house open and selling beer at unlawful hours, on Sunday 8th inst. The defendant had previous convictions for the same offence. He was fined £3 and costs.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)