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The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

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Sudbury Rifleman's Arms

Sudbury Rifleman's Arms

also traded as Rifle Arms, Rifleman

Closed unknown era

Melford Rd

grid reference TL 870 421

The pub was known as the Rifle Arms Inn in 1893. It has been demolished.

On Saturday there was much excitement in Sudbury by the fact that a strange Police Inspector and two strange constables, all in uniform were pursuing in hot haste up North street two soldiers whom they captured near the Rifle Arms Inn. The men, Private Nicholls and Cook of the Suffolk Regiment were handcuffed and taken to the police station where they were charged with attempting burglary at the Bull in Colchester. The police walked all the way from Colchester to the Five Bells at Cornard where they hired a horse and trap…

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

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