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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 Burton's Stores (Hungate Stores)

Beccles Burton's Stores (Hungate Stores)

also traded as Blue Bell?

closed 1919

10 Hungate

grid reference TM 422 902

This was listed in the 1909 rating records as a pub owned by Ind Coope. Unfortunately the name is illegible due to poor handwriting in the rate book, but it's described as "late Hungate Stores". It's listed as the Blue Bell from 1753 to before 1788 ("formerly called the Blue Bell") though it isn't clear if this was a pub.

Our photo and map location show where this pub would have been assuming the numbering scheme is unchanged. Judging from A Smith's description in his paper "Inns of Beccles in 1929" (kindly supplied by Daryl Ling), this seems to be roughly the right location. Smith also gives us the closure date.

It's not clear whether this is a more modern building or the original one re-faced. If you can clear any of this up, please let us know.

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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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