CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.last updated 25/01/2020
Bildeston Greyhoundhistorical closure era: ancient
To be sold or lett, the Greyhound at Bildeston. Enquire of Mr. Henry Bullard (spelt Ballard in next edition) or Mr. Samuel Stevens of Bildeston (North of Bildeston in next edition which also added that this was an ancient and well-accustomed Inn, consisting of a good House, Stables, Brewing-Office, and other Conveniences, together with the Household Furniture, Stock in Trade, Brewing Utensils etc.Ipswich Journal, November 1st 1766***
To be sold, the Greyhound in Bildeston, with good Cellars, Brewhouse, Stables, Outhouses and other Conveniences thereto belonging, all Freehold, very commodious, and in good and substantial Repair, and the Messuage and Outbuildings remarkably well timber'd, together with a Cottage, being Copyhold usually demised with ther said Inn, as the Premises are now in the Occupation of Mr. Abraham Daking, a substantial Tenant, who holds the same by Lease which will expire at Lady, 1782.Ipswich Journal, September 4th 1773***
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.