Photo of Bell

grid reference TM 281 699

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last updated 25/01/2020

Dennington Bell

historical closure era: 21st century

closed 2001

Owl's Green, IP13 8BX

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This was a small one bar pub, which is now a B&B. It's shown here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Aug-04 in 1874 when Eliza & George Godbold were the landlord & landlady states that :

The morning after a tenpin match for a kettle at the Bell the landlady discovered that a watch had disappeared from her bedroom. One of the bowlers found the watch in his possession and sent it back to the Bell. He was charged with stealing the watch and at his trial admitted he was so drunk that he did not know what he was doing. He was found not guilty.Bury & Norwich Post, August 4th 1874** (when Eliza & George Godbold were the landlord & landlady)
An announcement of the death on 8th march, after a long affliction, Eliza relict of George Godbold, the Bell Inn, Dennington, aged 85 years.Ipswich Journal, Mar 1890**

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.