Rougham Bennet Arms (Bennett Arms)
previously known as Bennet's Arms,
1 Kingshall St., IP30 9LH
grid reference TL 917 618
owner Metro Inns
(details under review)
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Rougham is part of the Rushbrooke with Rougham parish
Local licensing authority for Rougham is St Edmundsbury
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 26/09/2015
A large pub close to the village centre, this is a former Greene King house which became Free late-2014/early-2015.
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 2 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
The Bennet family lived at Rougham Hall during the 19th cent. Philip Bennet was reputedly the last family member to own the house which was of Gothic and Elizabeathan styles. Capt Geoffrey Bennet (winning jockey of the 1923 Grand National riding on Sgt Murphy) was born at Rougham Hall. Sadly the house was the victim of a stray German bomb in WW2 that was probably intended for the nearby airfield. The 2000lb bomb exploded in the courtyard, destroying the foundations of the property. Chimneys fell through the roof, walls fell down and the place has since been left in ruins.