Great Bricett

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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Introduction

Please tell us if you know of any pubs here ready to reopen when outdoors service is permitted.

Close to RAF Wattisham, Great Bricett is quieter now that helicopters are based there rather than Lightnings or Phantoms. It was recorded in Domesday as "Brieseta". The church was formerly an Augustinian priory founded about 1114. The nearby hall dates from about 1250.

Mill Lane marks the site of a smock mill, which was destroyed in September 1954.

Little Bricett no longer exists as a discrete entity; it's now part of Offton.

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History

The 1869 Kelly's Directory lists John Thorp as a beer retailer (also listed as a farmer).

The 1871 Census lists John Thorpe (Farmer, not shown as publican, Beer House, not named, Head/Married/60/born Bricett) [the Red Lion?]

The 1881 Census lists Frederic Minns (Beerhouse Keeper, pub not named, Head/Married/31y/born Offton) [the Red Lion?]

Acknowledgements

Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.

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