app
close

Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Beccles Fleece

Beccles Fleece

Closed between 1970 and 2000

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

Map

map

Gallery

expand

Historical interest

Historical interest

expand

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.

X