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Stoke by Clare George

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed 1918

The Street

grid reference TL 741 435

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last updated 31/08/2016

The inn is known to date back to before 1793, when it was reported in the Bury & Norwich Post as being for sale.

Details of pub premises belonging to William Ward & Son sold, along with the brewery, by auction 23 January 1894*** - taken from the original source of documentation at Suffolk Record Office:

Stoke-by-Clare : The George

Situated in the centre of the village, not far from railway station.

On the First Floor: 3 Rooms and a Club Room.

On the Ground Floor: Fitted Bar, Tap Room, Kitchen and Cellar.

Large Yard with folding gates; containing good Stabling, Coach-house, Pig-stye and Garden. Also an adjoining Shoemakers.

Let to Mr. Mitson who has occupied the premises for about 38 years.

It was a F C Christmas & Co brewery pub at the time of closure. Its closure date coincides with the acquisition of the Christmas brewery by Greene King in 1918.


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

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

(***Original source of documentation transcribed by Graham Nunn)