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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.last updated 18/09/2017
Holton Cherry Treehistorical closure era: late 20th century
opened 17th century
Southwold Rd, IP19 8PW
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
To be sold by auction at the dwelling house of Mr James Mayhew, called the Cherry Tree Inn, at Holton, Suffolk, two goose featherbeds and bedding, dining, dressing, and jamb tables, hollow bottom and other chairs, two 30 hour clocks, one of which is almost new, corner cupboard, coal range, beer casks, milk and washing keelers, milk pails, hand churn, cream tub, cheese press and vats, 2 coppers, copper boilers, saucepans, and tea kettles, 2 milk cows, breeding sow and pigs, a three quarter tumbrel, 2 foot ploughs, and a variety of other useful articles; also 100 sacks of potatoes of the finest quality, in small lots.Ipswich Journal, October 1810**
Auction of The Cherry Tree Inn, Holton, in the occupation of Mr LOCKWOOD, possession at Michaelmas, next.Ipswich Journal, June 21st 1823***
In February 1860 William Davy, a sawyer of Wenhaston, was charged with having stolen fourteen pounds of feathers and a sack, the property of William Brister of Holton, Innkeeper. The prisoner was committed for trial at the ensuing sessions at Beccles.Ipswich Journal, February 1860**
It was reported in April 1860 that as Mr Chester Lay, a Mellis farmer, was returning from Halesworth he called at the Cherry Tree, at Holton, leaving his horse in charge of Brister, the landlord, when it commenced plunging about, slipped its bridle, and started off at a furious rate back to Halesworth, until it reached the corner at the Angel Hotel, where the vehicle came in collision with the door, and was upset. The shafts were both broken off, and the horse sustained some injury. Fortunately, no persons were hurt.Ipswich Journal, April 1860**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.