Photo of Three Tuns

Halesworth Three Tuns

also traded as as: Tuns

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

opened pre-1874

closed October 18th, 1910

12 Market Place

grid reference TM 385 774

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listed building grade II*

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last updated 18/10/2016

The building dates from the 1520s. It was for many years the home to the Halesworth Social Club, but in 2015 was converted into an antiques market.

Licensed in 1874 as just "The Tuns"; the name appears to have changed in 1887.

Closed October 18th 1910 as part of a scheme to reduce the number of alcohol licenses.

In Ipswich Journal*** on Jan 11 1800 a "Bankruptcy hearing to be held at the house of MARY BLACK, called the Three Tunns"

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 20 Jul in 1805 states that "B. Boyce (many years Butler to Robert Sparrowe) has hired & entered the Tuns Inn, Halesworth."

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Aug 1815 states :

Thomas Woolnough returns his sincere thanks for the liberal encouragement he experienced during his residence at the Angel, Wangford, and begs to inform his friends, and public in general, he has engaged and entered upon the Tuns Inn, Halesworth and having laid in a stock of excellent wines and spirits, he humbly solicits the favours of his late friends, the former customers, to his present house, commercial gentlemen, and the public, assures them of his utmost endeavour to contribute to their comfort, and to give general satisfaction.

In 1830 the "Shannon" coach left alternately from the Angel and Three Tuns every day at 5am to London (via Yoxford, Saxmundham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge & Ipswich). Also the "Eclipse" coach left alternately from the Angel and Three Tuns every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at half past six to Norwich (and every Saturday morning at half past five).

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in May 1835 states :

Died on the 6th May 1835, in London very suddenly, aged 18, John Aldous, only son of Mr Aldous Wade, of the Tuns Inn, Halesworth.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jan 1875 states :

At the Halesworth Petty Sessions of January 1875, the license for the Tuns, Halesworth, was transferred from James Pipe Chandler to James Foreman.

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Closure date from Blything licensing records.