Lowestoft Flowing Bowl

historical era: mid 20th century

opened 1861 circa

closed 1932

Whapload Rd

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last updated 13/01/2016

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Oct-20 in 1883 when Samuel Barber Mewes was the landlord of the Flowing Bowl beerhouse states that :

Not for the first time was Samuel Barber Mewes, landlord of the Flowing Bowl beershop, in court facing a charge of supplying beer during prohibited hours. The police had received several complaints that beer was being sold on the beach on Sundays and, therefore, took action to uncover the culprit. Mewes was found guilty and fined £6 with 8s 6d costs and his license endorsed. He said that he had not earned so much during many weeks.

Listed in the 1910 Lowestoft Rate book apparently at Whapload Rd. At the time it was owned by the Crown Brewery.

Also listed on corner of East St and Rant Score East

It remained a pub until 1932 when the premises became known as The Working Mens Social Club.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)