33 Stour St
last updated 30/12/2012
Dates back to at least 1820 when the following was reported: a report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1820 states that :
A few days since was married, at Sudbury, Mr Joseph Firman, son of Mr Firman, of the Rose Inn, to Miss Scott, daughter of Mr Scott of that place.
In 1831, the pub was advertised for sale in the Bury & Suffolk Herald.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Dec-10 in 1867 when James Cooper Bugg was the landlord states that:
William and Charles Martin were charged with the wilful murder of John Burbridge. Bugg the landlord ejected Bainbridge as he squared up to one of the Martins. Shortly afterwards a fracas took place during which Burbridge was stabbed. At the trial a reliable witness said "I was not drunk. Before the Rose I had been at the Half Moon and left just before eleven. I went about six. I had some beer to drink in there but cannot say how much. Before the Half Moon I had been at the Plough about half an hour and had a glass. I was at the White Horse before going to the Plough and had some beer there. I stayed and hour or two. Before going to the Half Moon I went to the Ship and Star. I went about ten in the morning. Charles Martin was aquitted William was found guilty of manslaughter a received 20 years in jail.
(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)