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.
Eye Cherry Tree
Eye Cherry Tree
closed 25th August 1954
last owner/operator: Lacon's
17 Castle St
grid reference TM 145 737
This was one of two Lacon's pubs in Eye called "The Cherry Tree"; coincidentally they both closed within about a year of each other.
The Cherry Tree may historically be listed as a commercial hotel & posting house. It has also been found listed in Church Street in 1904.
A report in the Ipswich Journal, June 3rd 1837** stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Cherry Tree.
Auction by the executors of the late B.C. ETHERIDGE Esq - three pubs including - The Cherry Tree, Eye in the occupation of Mr George GREEN.Ipswich Journal, June 7th 1873**
The death was announced of Frederick Self former landlord of the Eye Cherry Tree Inn (1877 to 1889), he died on the 25th February at Gislingham Bells Inn aged 51. Self had taken on the Bells at the previous Michaelmas, he had been for a long time an esteemed member of the Forester's Court "Pride of the Forrest" at Eye…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Eye licensing records.
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)