Pakenham Old Bull?
previously known as Bull
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.last updated 15/03/2016
We dont 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.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 10 Jun in 1812 states that : 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.
NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and will include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden.
We have a possible old pub that may have been called the Bull, but its location isn't right for the description of this pub, so if it was a pub it probably wasn't this one.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)