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Reopened pubs

As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.

Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Beccles Victoria Arms

Beccles Victoria Arms

also traded as Queen Victoria

closed June 1907

23 Ingate

grid reference TM 426 899

Census locations suggest that the Race Horse (1861), the Blacksmith's Arms (by 1881) and the Victoria Arms (by 1891) may all be the same pub. If you can confirm or refute this, please let us know.

The map location is based on what's now 23 Ingate, on the assumption that the numbering scheme is unchanged. The building now at number 23 cannot be the original pub building as it sits back from the line of houses, which was not the case on the OS map of the end of the 19th century.

It evidently closed between June 18th and 24th 1907 as on the former date it's listed as for sale as the Victoria Arms, but on the latter as "formerly known as the Victoria".



Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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