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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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Beccles Cambridge Inn

Beccles Cambridge Inn

also traded as Cambridge Stores, Pleasure Boat (Yacht?)

Closed between 1920 and 1970

23 Northgate

grid reference TM 421 907

This is listed as the Cambridge Stores in the 1909 rating record, so perhaps only off-sales?

David Wallace recalls the following: "My mother used to tell me the tale of how when she was a young girl (circa 1914), she would accompany her grandfather as he drove his horse and cart around the town of Beccles. She recalls that he used to like to call in at the "Cambridge" in Northgate. Only much much later in life did she come to believe he was actually distributing various 'materials' to the Landlord, and these were very likely alcohol or tobacco based items smuggled into the locality via the Waveney River traffic…

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

Some information from records transcribed by Foxearth & District Local History Society.

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