Photo of Three Tuns

grid reference TM 394 690

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last updated 30/12/2019

Yoxford Three Tuns

also traded as as: Tunns, possibly Three Fens Inn

historical closure era: mid 20th century

opened pre-1729

closed 1925

High St

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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.

It can be seen here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

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.

(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.