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.
Bungay Cherry Tree
Bungay Cherry Tree
Closed between 1927 and 1957.
4 Outney Rd
grid reference TM 333 898
The Cherry Tree appears on the 1927 OS map, but not on the 1957 sheet (available maps in between are not sufficiently detailed), so it must be presumed to have closed between those dates.
The pub may also be listed at Common Lane and Cherrytree Road (in 1855).
The pub is shown (though unnamed) on this old OS map from about 1903 (larger map)
Auction of the Cherry Tree Public House in Bungay, in the occupation of Mr Robert DAVEY, as tenant from year to year.Ipswich Journal, August 8th 1804**
Read was charged with having wilfully and knowingly permitted people to be drunk on his premises and for a long time. Inspector Gobbitt visited the Cherry Tree at 12.30 on a Thursday night only to find a man tumble out of the house drunk. In the front room he found several men and women drunk, and in the back room men playing dominoes. Gobbitt stated that he considered the house one of the worse in the town, as drunken people are there from morning to night and night to morning. In his defence Read claimed he had gone to bed early leaving his wife in charge and further more he did not know at time he should close…
(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 Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)