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Due to the latest lockdown regulations, pubs can no longer sell alcohol for takeaway or click & collect. Delivery is still permitted, as is the sale of takeaway food. We will update all entries on this site over the next few days to take account of the new situation.

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Southwold Bricklayers Arms

Southwold Bricklayers Arms

also traded as Brickmaker's Arms, Brick Maker Arms

closed 16th March 1963

38 Church St

grid reference TM 508 762

This old pub has now been integrated into Adnams brewery; the frontage (and maybe the entire building) appears to have been rebuilt.

In 1952, The Brickmakers Arms proprietress was Mrs. Hilda Rose Clark (her husband Frederick Henry died 20/12/1950 aged 64) and her telephone number then was Southwold 3362. Mrs Clark died 30/07/68 aged 70, and is listed in the Waveney cemeteries index as a "Retired Publican".
Incidentally, my late-marrying grandfather, Edward Gaymer Parke, (who was born in 1872) was Company Secretary of Adnams and worked for them for 75 years until he retired at the age of 86 in 1958.from Peter Parke
On 8th November 1863, about 7 o'clock in the evening (a Sunday) Mrs. Ballantine Brown was walking to Church. In Church St…

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

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