Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
9 New Market
grid reference TM 421 903
The Falcon was demolished for a retail development in 1963.
A Smith's paper "Inns of Beccles in 1929" (kindly supplied by Daryl Ling) tells us that there was a cockpit in the Falcon. Smith tells us that it was the oldest inn in town.
Historically listed in Ballygate.
A Main of Cocks will be fought at Mr Benjamin Lambert's House, the Faulcon in Beccles.Ipswich Journal, May 17th 1740***
A Main of Cocks at Mr Benjamin Lambert's, the Falcon, Beccles.Ipswich Journal, June 19th 1742***
In 1782 the Norfolk Chronicle reported the death of Mrs Ward from the inn, in an accident at Barnby.
Thomas FARR inherited the Falcon from his father in 1795 & then owned Inn for 55 years**
On April 28th 1852 George YOUELL - sale of Inn & Brewery (he previously held the Chequers 1839 - 1844)**
On July 13th 1858 George Baily, landlord of the Falcon pleaded guilty to permitting a number of women of ill fame to assemble & meet together at his house. Fined £4 15s & costs**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** a book - The Story of a Beccles Inn: The Falcon by Dorothy Smith - ISBN 1 90304501 0)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)