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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 13/01/2019
also traded as as: Bee Hivehistorical closure era: mid 20th century
closed March 23rd, 1960
last owner Tollemache
70 Carr St
Located on Major's Corner, this pub quickly became a popular landmark and was often thought to have been an older building than it was due to the "mock Tudor" style of the building. It was demolished in 1960.
Thomas Hughes tells us:
Mrs. Grace Tremayne was my Grandmother, on my Mothers side. My parents Mr. & Mrs. Eric Gordon Hughes took over as publicans from her, and carried on as publicans until it closed in 1960. They then took over the Live and Let Live Wherstead Road Ipswich, until they both retired in 1986. The Live and Let Live as you know has since been demolished.
An earlier pub of same name was previously located at 16 Butter Market.
Also Mr. Tom Beckerleg who was also publican at the Beehive was Mrs. Grace Tremayne's brother, my mothers Uncle. Mrs. Grace Tremayne came to Ipswich from Cornwall when she separated from her Husband Richard Tremayne.
Hope this is of some interest to you
(information supplied by Thomas Gordon Hughes)
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.