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Sudbury Rising Sun

also traded as as: Sun beer house

historical era: late 20th century

closed 1980

7 Plough Ln

grid reference TL 869 411

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 06/04/2016

Now residential.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 10 Aug in 1855 states that :

Auction for the benefit of creditors of Mr Samuel ELLISTON, at the Sun Beer House, Plough Lane, Sudbury - a brewing plant - about 350 Gallons of Home - Brewed Beer.

Reported in Last Orders in Jan 1981 as closing in Sept 1980. "Deeply lamented by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. May its spirit haunt the GK directorsever more." Perhaps the circle of friends was too small?

There was a house in Sudbury,

They called the Rising Sun,

And in this house for miles around

For the ale the folks did run.

But then one day in a fit of pique

The GK bosses met.

"Dear Stan & Mae, this pub won't pay,

Your Sun has got to set!

The local ale-drinking folk

Were much upset by this.

For now they must go to other pubs;

And drink beer that tastes like ?£!

Phil Smart, Sudbury

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)