Sudbury Ploughhistorical era: late 20th century
77 Melford Rd
grid reference TL 871 418Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
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last updated 24/04/2017
The Plough dates back to at least 1780, when the Ipswich Journal reported:
January 8th 1780
On Monday evening the members of the anti American club met at the Plough Inn at Sudbury and unanimously condemned to the flames the London Evening Post, printed by J.Miller and known here by the appellation of the lying paper on account of the inflammatory pieces constantly inserted therein.
The pub is reported variously at 32, 33 and 34 Melford Road.
In 1830 it's listed in Mill Hill (though this may be an earlier tavern of the same name?)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)