Stoke by Clare George
grid reference TL 741 435
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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 19/07/2015
Our picture and location show a building called "George's Cottages". Presumably the old George? If you can confirm or refute this, please let us know.
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:
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.
(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)