Chediston Duke summary from Suffolk Camra
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Chediston Duke

  • previously known as Wellington, Duke of Wellington
  • Chediston Green
  • grid reference TM 353 783
closed 1920-1970
  • opened pre-1874
  • closed March 3rd, 1958
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)


In 1830 the Duke of Wellington was Prime Minister when the the Beer Act was introduced to help create Beer Houses - a new lower tier of premises permitted to sell alcohol. Under the 1830 Act any householder who paid rates could apply, with a one-off payment of two guineas, to sell beer or cider in their home (usually the front parlour) and even brew on the premises. The permission did not extend to the sale of spirits or fortified wines.