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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.

Eye King's Arms

Eye King's Arms

Closed between 1922 and 1925?.

44 Castle St

grid reference TM 146 737

The pub building dates from the early 18th century. It appears on the 1904 OS map, but seems to be gone by the 1926 (and subsequent) sheet, so presumably closed between 1922 (the last directory reference found) and 1926.

The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

I thought you might like to know that My grandfather, Henry Bailey, ran the Occold Bottles pub from about 1914 to 1924 and started an egg collecting business from the premises, buying eggs from farmers and households for resale. The family moved to Eye in 1925 where the egg business continued on a larger scale as agents for J S Sainsbury located at the former Kings Arms Public House in Castle Street and continued until the late 1960s.Barry Bailey

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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 Bob Mitchell)

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