Baylham beer househistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 11/04/2015
We only know of this beer house through a newspaper report reporoduced below - it does not appear in trade directories - please contact us if you have any more information.
A report in the Ipswich Journal* in 1900 (Feb-10) when George Brown was landlord states:
William Freeman was charged with being drunk in charge of a horse and cart at Whitton. He left the Crown with 3 soldiers and stopped off for a beer at Baylam. George Brown, landlord of the beerhouse, served Freeman with a pipe and some home brew and thought he was quite sober. However, the court thought different, he was found guilty and fined 20s with £10s 6d costs.
the 1909 Rates book records George Brown at Rodwell Farm, so it seems probable that the beerhouse was there. It's on the main road, which would probably have been a good spot for it.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(* historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)