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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Lowestoft Duke of Wellington

Lowestoft Duke of Wellington

also traded as Bar FM, Wellington

Closed 21st-century.

11 Commercial Rd

grid reference TM 547 928

This pub has been closed and boarded up since about 2007. When visited in 2016, the building was in a very poor state.

It was listed as the Wellington in the 1910 Lowestoft Rate book, when the pub was owned by the Crown Brewery. It traded for a short time more recently as Bar FM.

It was listed as an eating house in 1861.

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Footnote

In 1830 the Duke of Wellington was Prime Minister when the the Beer Act was introduced to help create Beer Houses - a new lower tier of premises permitted to sell alcohol. Under the 1830 Act any householder who paid rates could apply, with a one-off payment of two guineas, to sell beer or cider in their home (usually the front parlour) and even brew on the premises. The permission did not extend to the sale of spirits or fortified wines.

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

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