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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.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Beccles Fleece

Beccles Fleece

Closed post-1970

last owner/operator: Free House

56-58 Blyburgate, NR34 9TQ

grid reference TM 424 900

The present building is a 1930s rebuild of a much older Fleece. Though it was also used as a pub.

It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

The fleece is a common reference to the wool trade that was very important in Suffolk, particularly in 17th & 18th cent. until cheap imports from the colonies undermined the trade.

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

(** information from Stuart Ansell)

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

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