Photo of Thurlow Arms

Great Ashfield Thurlow Arms

historical era: late 20th century

opened pre-1844

closed 1983

Long Thurlow Rd

grid reference TM 006 681

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 24/09/2016

Now residential, the Thurlow Arms was in the hamlet of Long Thurlow, which sits partly in Badwell Ash and partly in Great Ashfield.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Aug 1895 states that :

The sale by auction of the Thurlow Arms in Great Ashfield, including farm premises, two cottages and 42a 2r 31p of accommodation land to Mr E W Lake acting for Messrs. Greene, King, and Sons for £1425.

In Mar 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that a fire had gutted an outbuilding of the GK owned Thurlow Arms - the third fire here in recent months. The pub was subsequently closed.

It isn't entirely clear to us which of the two buildings here was actually the pub. It has been suggested that the one on the left is the correct one, however the one on the right has an interesting blank in the wall which might have held a brewery plaque or some other sign. If you have any concrete information, please let us know.

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

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)