Yoxford Three Tuns
Yoxford Three Tuns
also traded as Tunns, possibly Three Fens Inn
North East, 52.26721,1.50732
grid reference TM 394 690
It can be seen here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
The Three Tuns was a large coaching inn that once stood in the centre of the village. The pub dated back to at least the 1720s. In 1783 the Norfolk Chronicle reported the death there of one Robert Rayner.
In 1830 the "Royal Mail Telegraph" coach to London (via Saxmundham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge & Ipswich) called every morning at seven whilst the "Shannon" called every morning at six. The returning "Shannon" to Halesworth called every evening at half past seven. The "Royal Mail Telegraph" coach to Yarmouth (via Wangford & Lowestoft) called every morning at half past seven.
The inn burned down in 1925.
Historically the Three Tuns is listed as a commercial inn & posting house.
The 1841 Census names the pub and it could be read as Three Fens Inn, but this is not clear.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, 19 July 1729***, to Mr Henry Searles at the Three Tuns in Yoxford.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, 16 Jan 1731***, to Mr Henry Searles at the Three Tuns, Yoxford.
To be lett, the Tuns at Yoxford, being a Publick Inn of great Business, with eight Acres of Land thereto belonging, in the Occupation of Samuel Balls. NB. None need apply whom it will not suit to take the Stock and Furniture of the present Tenant, which will amount to £600 and upwards, (including three Post-Chaises and 6 able Horses)…
(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)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.