Withersfield Duke summary from Suffolk Camra
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Withersfield Duke

  • previously known as Duke of Wellington
  • Willowbank
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    (Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

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

    (1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

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


    Note

    In 1830 the Duke of Wellington was Prime Minister when the the Beer Act was introduced to help create Beer Houses - a new lower tier of premises permitted to sell alcohol. Under the 1830 Act any householder who paid rates could apply, with a one-off payment of two guineas, to sell beer or cider in their home (usually the front parlour) and even brew on the premises. The permission did not extend to the sale of spirits or fortified wines.