Eye Duke of Wellington summary from Suffolk Camra
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Eye Duke of Wellington

  • Wellington St
  • grid reference TM 147 739
closed 1840-1920
  • closed October 10th, 1908
  • last owner Adnam's
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

Closure date from Eye town licensing records.


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.