Freston Boot summary from Suffolk Camra
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Photo of Boot
Photo of Boot

Freston Boot

  • Freston Hill (B1456)
  • IP9 1AB
  • grid reference TM 173 395
closed 21st-century

(temporarily closed)

  • opened 16th cent
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


Note

The sign is of a long military boot made famous by the Duke of Wellington. In 1830 he 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.