Eye Bedingfield Armshistorical era: mid 20th century
closed April 4th, 1967
last owner Lacon's
24 Lambseth St
grid reference TM 144 740Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.
last updated 04/03/2016
An early 17th century building with the brick exterior dating from the 19th century.
A Victorian brewery also is listed at the site.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 23 Oct in 1883 gives the following :
Reference to George KERRY, Thatcher & rat catcher, whose dog (a good ratter) had been shot dead."He left his premises in Stowupland for a day or two, to look after a beer house in his occupation, at Eye, called the Bedingfield Arms. In the Winter he used to get his living by rat catching. Awarded £15 in compensation.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Eye licensing records.
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)