closed 10th October 1908
last owner/operator: Colchester Brewing Company
11 The Cross
grid reference TM 145 738
The Bottles was closed in 1908 as part of a scheme to reduce the number of "excess" alcohol licenses. It was built in the early 18th century.
In 1830 it's listed at Butchery.
Married on Thursday se’nnight, Mr William Farrow, of the Bottles Inn, Eye, to Miss Ann Fox, of Brockdish.Ipswich Journal, April 1820**
Eye lamb Show: Gentlemen graziers and dealers in general are respectively informed there will be a show of sheep and lambs, neat stock, etc., held in a convenient piece of land, called Chimney Close, Eye. Hurdles will be delivered gratis the previous day. It is expected at this show, flock masters will be able to make a selection of Down Shearling Ewes of the purest blood. Note! A good Ordinary will be provided at 2pm, by your humble servants, George Hammond, at the White Lion, Randal Ward at the Horse Shoes, W M Jarrow at the Bottles. Ipswich Journal, June 1825**
A report in the Ipswich Journal, June 3rd 1837***, stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the …
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Closure date from Eye town licensing records.