Pronounced "Hox'n" and also once called Englesdune, Hoxne was recorded in Domesday variously as "Hoxna", "Hoxa", "Hoxana" and "Hox" and appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Hoxon".
Hoxne Brewery was founded in the village in 2014, but was quickly so successful it had to move to larger premises nearby in Palgrave in 2016.
Although there a number of new developments at the Cross Street end, this is a very ancient site with considerable history. The number of finds indicate that the area was an important Palaeolithic site. A massive hoard of valuable Roman coins was also found locally in 1992*. There are unsubstantiated claims that King Edmund, once the Saxon King of East Anglia, was killed here in 870 by invading Danes. Legend claims he was hiding under Golbrook bridge but was given away by a couple en-route to church to get married. He was subsequently tied to an oak tree and executed with bow and arrows, but not before he had cursed anyone who subsequently crossed the bridge on their wedding day.
In the 10th century, one of two East Anglian Cathedrals were established at St Ethelbert's church. Later a cell of monks from Norwich formed a cult of St Edmund here at Hoxne Abbey.…
To be sold, an Estate at Hoxne, consisting of a Publick Inn, Brewhouse, Malthouse, Baking-Office, Brick-Kiln, thirty-one Acres of Land and of the yearly Rent of £64 and 10s in the several Occupations of Mr John Press, Mr John Capes, and Mr William Press (but no name for Inn provided).Ipswich Journal, October 11th 1755***
The 1851 Census lists John Bayles (Beer Seller, Denham Sttrry, pub not named, Head/Married/57/born Wilby).
In 1861 an innkeeper is listed but pub is not named in Swan Street - Robert Grant/42y/Worlingworth(2 doors from Harleston Road - now Green Street).
In 1861 (census?) in Hec…