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Pakenham Old Bull?

also traded as as: Bull

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 12/01/2017

We don't know if this has ever been a pub.

An 1805 copy of The Bury and Norwich Post. It says "To be sold by private contract a desirable freehold little farm known by the name of The Bull, in Pakenham, in the county of Suffolk .......... with 8 acres.... in the occupation of James Reeve, who has notice to quit at Michaelmas next.

Sale notice for All that Messuage or Tenement called The Old Bull, pleasantly situated in Pakenham, on the high road leading to BSE, with a barn, stable & other out buildings, yards, gardens & 2 pieces of excellent arable land containing together by survey 7A 2A 3P...subject only to a yearly land-tax of 11s 2d. This small Estate is freehold & well adapted for a person who deals in cattle, poultry or swine. from it's eligible situation.Ipswich Journal, June 10th 1812**

There is a Bull Road in Pakenham. And there's a farmhouse on it called "Bull House". But as that's on the road to Stowlangtoft, which is in the opposite direction to Bury, it probably isn't this place (or at least, not the one in the 1812 report).

NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and will include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden.


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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)