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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

Large village in the Waveney valley close to the county boundary, the village of Brockdish and the market town of Harleston (Norfolk). Recorded in Domesday as "Weibrada" or "Weibrade".

A large Mediaeval pottery kiln was unearthed in 1985 on Potter's Farm.

A plaque in the church remembers Alfred Ablett, the first Suffolk man to be awarded the Victoria Cross, which he earned during the Crimean War.

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History

The 1844 White's Directory also lists 3 beer houses with the following proprietors:

Sampson Edwards

Daniel Gardener

Richard Preston

From the 1851 census:

George Grimwood/Head/29y/bricklayer & beer house keeper/Weybread, Suffolk

Mary Grimwood/Wife/30y/Bentley, Essex

Alfred Grimwood/Son/3y/Weybread, Suffolk

Elizabeth Grimwood/Daughter/1y/Weybread, Suffolk

George Pulten/Nephew/13y/Denton, Norfolk

Also from 1851 - next door to G Grimwood? also listed as beer house keeper?

George Gosling/Head/54y/carpenter/Fressingfield, Suffolk

Mary Gosling/Wife/54y/Earsham, Norfolk

John Gosling/Son/31y/Weybread, Suffolk

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Acknowledgements

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

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