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Cratfield Poacher

Cratfield Poacher

closed January 2017

opened 1979

Bell Green, IP19 0BL

grid reference TM 312 751

In mid-November 2015 the EADT reported that a planning application to convert the Poacher to residential use had been lodged. This has since been granted and the pub closed at the beginning of 2017.

The Poacher was an absolute gem! It had only been a pub since 1979, having been a shop previously. The internal timbering created a timeless atmosphere.

The pub could be difficult to find; entertainer Doc Cox (AKA Ivor Biggun) told BBC Radio Suffolk's Lesley Dolphin that he gets within two miles and the lady on his sat-nav bursts into tears.

There was occasional live music.

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

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