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Monk Soham Oak

previously known as Royal Oak



closed

closed April 30th, 1970

Monk Soham Green

grid reference TM 207 663


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listed building grade II


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last updated 13/09/2014

Originally only licensed as a beerhouse, the Royal Oak only got its full license on March 3rd 1950.

Closure date as reported by a caller to Lesley Dolphin's BBC Radio Suffolk programme.

Around 1901 my aunt's grandfather, Samuel Hawes, was a farmer, miller and landlord of the Oak. His mill was apparently situated opposite the house and there were oak trees close to the premises, one of which was cut down to make a bureau for the 21st birthday of his oldest son. That bureau is now in my possession.

(information from Robert Hawes)

The building dates from the first half of the 16th century.


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