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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.

Little Cornard Bell

Little Cornard Bell

also traded as One Bell

Closed 1920-1970.

Spout Ln

grid reference TL 904 376

We were told the Bell was in Spout Lane, though the map below shows (albeit not very clearly) a beerhouse slightly further east, actually in Upper Road. Although this may have been a different beerhouse it seems most likely it was the Bell. It can be seen on the 1928 OS map as a beerhouse, but the 1958 map doesn't show it, so presumably it closed between those dates. The current building will be about a century old, as a report in the Suffolk Free Press** on 30 Aug 1911 makes clear:

At a meeting of the Petty Sessions, Mr Mauldon said that the Bell Inn at Little Cornard which had been destroyed by fire has been compltely rebuilt…

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Footnote

(** reports reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

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

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