Sudbury George

also traded as as: George & Dragon

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed 1909 circa

6 Old Market Place

grid reference TL 874 413

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last updated 18/10/2016

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 31 Jan 1767 states : To be lett, all that Messuage, Tenement and Inn, called or known by the Name of the George, in Sudbury, now in the Occupation of Samuel French. Enquire of Mr Anthony French, Baker, in Sudbury aforesaid.

Also reported as being at Buttermarket. In 1832 it was advertised to let in the Bury & Norwich Post.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Apr-03 in 1841 when Robert Shelly was the landlord states that:

Shelly was a witness in a case of robbery and wounding. Two men were found guilty and sentenced to transportation for life.

The building was demolished in 1909; presumably it closed shortly before that:

A report in Suffolk Free Press*** on January 13th 1909 stated:

Work has started on the demolition of the " Old George Inn" at Sudbury in preparation for the erection of a large store for Messrs Walker. Six tenders were received, the lowest was by George Grimwood for £1462. The Old George was purchased for £900.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 14 Oct in 1843 states that :

To be let, with immediate effect, The George Inn, Sudbury; apply to Mr J.H.Anger, Ipswich or Mr R. SHELLY, on the premises.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 26 Oct in 1869 states that :

The licensed Vctuallers Tea Association advertised the sale of tea via its Suffolk Agents. This was a response to the irregular sale of Wine by Grocers and included a reference to J.W. CLARK of the George Hotel, Sudbury.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(**** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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