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Eye Bedingfield Arms

historical era: mid 20th century

closed April 4th, 1967

last owner Lacon's

24 Lambseth St

grid reference TM 144 740

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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)