In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Eye Horse Shoes
Eye Horse Shoes
also traded as Three Horseshoes
Closed 1991 or 1992.
18 Castle St
grid reference TM 145 737
Now residential, the building dates from the early 18th century with the façade dating from the late 19th.
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Aug-10 in 1869 when Harry Gill was the landlord states that :
Frederick Adams a letter carrier admitted setting fire to a straw stack when he discarded the match he used to light a cigar. On his way from the Lion he passed the stack then stopped to talk to Harry Gill son of the Horse Shoes landlord, minutes later the stack was seen ablaze. Adams was described as a good man, excepting habits of intoxication…
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Aug-10 in 1869 when Harry Gill was the landlord states that :
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)