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Cratfield Bell

historical era: mid 20th century

opened pre-1874

closed March 3rd, 1958

Bell Green

grid reference TM 312 752

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 29/02/2016

Built 1570 according to the date on a beam inside.

The license was surrendered in 1958, leaving Cratfield dry until the Poacher opened.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 29 Mar 1740 states :

Mr Richard Wayneforth was looking to sell an estate of property that included six named inns, one of these was the Bell-Inn at Cratfield, in the tenure of John Smith. The other public houses were all in Norfolk. Mr Wayneforth planned to let out his "well accustomed Brewing Office and Malting Office" in Roydon, within one mile of Diss.

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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)