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The building dates from the 17th century, with several subsequent extensions. Offers a wide range of drinks and home cooked food (12-9) to a high standard. Specialises in corporate events and holds cookery courses.
Plans to use some old brewery recipes from the former Melton brewery (was located adjacent to pub) to help recreate lost beers.
Deben Inns now own this refurbished pub which re-opened in early July 2011 after being closed and boarded-up for about 3 months.
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Melton is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 12/03/2014
(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)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Coach & horses became a popular means of transport for many travellers during the 17th and 18th cent. especially for those who could not afford their own vehicle. As regular services evolved, they encouraged many inns enroute to become natural stopping points for refreshments - with journeys broken into stages (about 8 miles) - and many eventually provided stabling to enable regular changes of horses. Their demise started in 1840s with the building of the railway network.