Eye Grapes

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed December 31st, 1909

last owner Colchester Brewing Company

Church St

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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.

last updated 15/07/2015

Closed in 1909 as part of a scheme to get rid of "excess" alcohol licenses.

Subsequently destroyed by fire; now a garden.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jun 1850 states that :

To be sold by auction, by direction of the proprietor, a free public house, called the Grapes Inn, situated in Church Street, Eye, with a most compact brewery, large yard, and every requisite outbuilding, together with a Grocer's shop, dwelling house and premises.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 06 Aug in 1853 states that :

Auction of the Grapes Inn, Eye, Public House with compact Brewery, Yard, Grocer's Shop, in the occupations of Mr George MUDD & Mr Henry BIRD.

In 1865 the landlord, Henry Bird, is also listed as a ginger beer & soda water manufacturer.

(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)

Closure date from Eye town licensing records.