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Also listed at Station Yard.
A timber framed building with an old beamed bar which has been a pub (on and off) since 1544.
Purchased February 2012 by Calvor's Brewery, of Coddenham Green, who reopened it at the end of March, selling a wide range of locally-sourced food & drink - including of course their own high-quality lagers.
Before the railway station was built all the land between the pub and river was known as "camping land" - this was the pitch for the popular ball game Campball - a precursor to football dating back to at least 17th cent. Campball was described as a "friendly kind of fight" - a bloody and murderous practice with no restrictions on numbers of players and few rules. It generally degenerated into a brawl. Today local football is still played on part of the former camping land.
Real ales vary; all Calvors craft lagers available.
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Needham Market is Mid Suffolk
last updated 13/07/2014
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(various information from book "Needham Market Pubs" by Desmond and Shelagh Herring)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)