also traded as Dukes Head
Closed between 1840 and 1920
grid reference TM 413 789
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
The Duke was forced to close on July 16th, 1909 as part of a scheme to reduce the number of alcohol licenses. It's now a guesthouse.
It was called the Dukes Head in 1891.
The Old-Established Public House, called The Duke, Holton, situate next the turnpike road, with about 4 acres, now in the occupation of Messrs Reeve, brewers, and their under tenant, as tenant at will, for sale, freehold.Ipswich Journal, September 27th 1820***
To be sold by auction, a modern built and well accustomed public Inn called the Duke Inn, Holton; comprising commodious sitting and sleeping rooms, stables, adapted to accommodate 8 horses, and other requisite buildings; together with a garden, yards, and two inclosures of productive arable land, containing together 4 acres, lying contiguous, and adjoining the Turnpike Road leading from Halesworth to Beccles…
(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 Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Closure date from Blything licensing records.
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.