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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

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Southwold Marquis of Lorne

Southwold Marquis of Lorne

also traded as Waggon and Horses

closed 6th February 1956

2 High St

grid reference TM 505 764

The Marquis of Lorne closed in 1956, with the license transferred to the Leiston Engineer's Arms, which up until then only had a beerhouse license.

Whilst researching the family history and looking at the 1891 census, I was intrigued to discover that my great, great grandfather Richard Lord and his wife Maria were landlord and lady of the `Marquis of Lorne` pub in Southwold at that time. Richard and his family were from Heacham in Norfolk where he was a `ship owner` transporting coal. They arrived in Southwold around 1861 where he continued with his coal transport business until sometime in 1863 when his ship caught fire - and I presume all was lost. He then set up as a butcher before taking on the pub sometime in the 1880's…

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Landlords

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

(** extract from a book "A Selection of Ghost Stories Smuggling Stories and Poems connected with Southwold by A. BARRETT JENKINS)

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

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