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Lakenheath Vintage Hotel

also traded as as: Cromwell Hotel, Bell Hotel

historical era: 21st century

closed 2007

70 High St, IP27 9DS

grid reference TL 714 827

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 04/10/2016

This imposing building set opposite the church has been re-developed as private residential housing; "Cromwell Mews".

Listed as Bell (in 1855) and as Bell commercial inn (by 1865).

Listed as a commercial hotel & posting house in 1900

In 1861 listed at 21 High st. May also be listed at 29 High St.

Listed at 30 High St. in 1871 census.

A report in the Bury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald** on 28 Aug in 1883 states that :

Mr FINCHAM of the Bell, Lakenheath, had personally attended the petty sessions for the renewal of his licence, on behalf of the same house, for 51 years.

A report in the Bury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald** on 15 Jun in 1886 states that :

Mildenhall Petty Sessions: Extension of time: FINCHAM, at Bell, Lakenheath - 1 hour on 15th & 18th

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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)