Photo of Black Boy

Beccles Black Boy

also traded as as: Black Boys

historical era: late 20th century

closed 1991

last owner Steward & Patteson (Watneys)


grid reference TM 425 899

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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.

last updated 17/06/2017

Since closure it has been demolished for new housing.

The pub can be seen here on the 1883 OS map (it's named on the 1884 Town Plan).

on old OS map

The main picture was shared with us by David Wallace who was pictured in the Beccles and Bungay Journal in April 1971 when he was repainting the exterior of the pub. Described in the paper as "a hazardous business because the public house stands flush with a sharp bend on the busy Lowestoft-Beccles main road." Many thanks to David for sharing this image with us.

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

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)