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Metfield Duke William

Metfield Duke William

West, 52.37149,1.37018

closed August 2009

The Street, IP20 0LB

grid reference TM 295 801

The original pub building is shown as an unnamed beerhouse on this old OS map from 1883 (interactive map).

old OS map

This was a large rural pub with 'Twister' in the main bar. There were hitching rails in car-park and a child friendly garden.

The pub closed in August 2009 with much local acrimony reported in the local media. It was converted into tearooms, but we noted in June 2015 that it's now a B&B.

The present building replaced another pub of the same name nearby (see the gallery); we don't know when, but it must have been after 1903, as a large-scale OS map of that year shows no buildings where the later pub was.

Map

map

Gallery

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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

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