This 15th century inn is now mainly used as a restaurant at weekends but is still also used as a village local at times.
Two hand-pumps offering Adnams Southwold and Broadside when recently visited.
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Somersham is Mid Suffolk
last updated 14/08/2014
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
John Churchill (1650-1722) was the first Duke of Marlborough and became a famous soldier & statesman under James II, William III and Queen Anne - who gave him not just the title but also Blenheim Palace from a grateful nation after winning the War of Spanish Succession.