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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Sotherton Cross Bows

Sotherton Cross Bows

also traded as Cross Bow

Closed before 1881?

opened before 1841

London Rd

grid reference TM 443 796

The Cross Bows is not mentioned in the 1909 Rates book, so must have closed before then.

No reference to this pub has been found after the 1871 census, so it probably closed before 1881.

The inn was purchased in 1747 by the Earl of Stradbroke of Henham Estate from a Brewer named Smith from Halesworth. The inn was empty during the mid 1960's when it was converted by Henham Estate workers into 3 separate cottages, of which I own two.

Many Thanks to Stuart Downes.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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

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