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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Slaughden Three Mariners

Slaughden Three Mariners

also traded as Mariners Inn, Anchor

closed 1918.

Quay

grid reference TM 463 554

The Three Mariners was a coastal pub on a narrow shingle spit just south of Aldeburgh town centre, which has since been lost to the sea. The Three Mariners was the last building left as the sea destroyed this once-prosperous town.

According to the 1912 Woodbridge licensing records, the Three Mariners' license was granted in 1790. Whether this is when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't known. No request for license renewal was lodged in 1918, giving us a good clue as to when it finally fell into the sea.

The pub originally faced a salt marsh on the bank of the Alde river with its back to the sea. The pub's sign (now in Aldeburgh Museum) was a whale's shoulder bone.

It appears on the 1837 OS map as just "the Mariners Inn".…

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)

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