Stonham Aspal Ten Bells
opened 16th century
closed March 20th, 2013
A1120, IP14 6AF
grid reference TM 134 595
listed building grade II
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 01/04/2016
This 16th century pub had three bars and a disabled toilet.
According to Alfred Hedges' book, "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk", the name refers not to the number of bells in the local church, but to "the activities of the local team of handbell ringers".
It has been closed since March 20th 2013. A local campaign was organised to buy the pub for the village, but this failed to raise enough money.
The pub is now Casa Mexico, a shop selling meso-American trinkets.
(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 Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)