St Olaves Bell
St Olaves Bell
Historically in Suffolk but was transferred out of the county due to boundary changes.
Beccles Rd, NR31 9HE
grid reference TM 457 994
The Bell is included in this guide for historical reasons, as this area was part of Suffolk until 1974. Please note that we don't keep up-to-date details of the pub.
The building dates from the late 16th century and once incorporated a brewery. It was originally a hostel serving the local priory, but became an inn at the time of the Reformation. It claims to be the oldest pub in Norfolk.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old oS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
St Olave's is usually listed in Herringfleet.
To be sold by auction an assortment of exceeding good household furniture; consisting of 6 bedsteads with moreen and cotton furniture, valuable feather beds, blankets, counterpanes and quilts, chest of drawers, and dressing glasses, dining and jamb tables, variety of chairs, looking glasses, china glass and kitchen requisites; also a cow, a sow and pigs, 3 shoats, an almost new light road cart, and other useful implements. All persons to whom John Hammant, of St Olaves aforesaid, stand indebted, are requested to send in their accounts to Mr John Baker, of Reedham, Norfolk.Ipswich Journal, May 1805**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)