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Kenny Hill is part of the Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill parish
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last updated 11/04/2015
Kenny Hill Labourer's Rest
also traded as as: Travellers Resthistorical era: mid 20th century
An old OS map shows the inn at this location.
The original building is still there on a 8 acre plot currently run as a small holding / Nursery by my parents.
The original name of the pub is the Labourers Rest. It was an ale house on the Manor of Mildenhall for the farm workers.
It was sold off at some point and then became the Travellers Rest. I believe it was owned by a brewery called Cutlick & Harlick (or something like that).
I believe it closed in the 1920's / 30's. It was purchased by my grandfather in the 1930's and is now owned by my parents and is now called The Rest.
The current building looks quite modern as it as almost totaly rebuilt in the 1970's. I can remember when I was a boy the house had all the original doors and windows. It had 4 outside doors.
The only things that currently remain are a wooden opener on a door post for pushing in the marble on the old type bottles and a concrete panel on the end of the house which was apparently the back of the mens urinal !
I hope this info is useful to you.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)