also traded as Doghouse
Closed between 1969 and 1980?
grid reference TM 420 903
First recorded in Beccles Manor documents in 1650, as the Doghouse. The last reference under this name is in 1761; the first record as the Pickerel is in 1782.
The building is shown as a pub on the 1969 OS map but seems not to be one on the 1980 and subsequent sheets, so presumably closed between those dates.
A good accustomed public house… to be sold by auction… called the Pickerell in Beccles with a large orchard adjoining, late in the estate of Mathew Barnes deceased. For particulars inquire Mr Rede of Beccles aforesaid. Ipswich Journal, 8 Jun 1782
To be let and entered upon immediately, a public house at Beccles known by the sign of the Pickerel, with a garden adjoining of one acre, planted with choice fruit trees and on lease whereof 9 years are unexpired at Christmas next. Further particulars enquire John Powell, the present occupier. Ipswich Journal, 16 Nov 1782
John Barrett was discovered asleep in the bottom of a rowing boat that he had borrowed. Beside him lay two tame ducks that were the property of Robert Clarke, landlord of the Pickerel…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Some information from records transcribed by Foxearth & District Local History Society.