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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.

Needham Market Limes

Needham Market Limes

formerly Bull, Boule House

Real Ale is sold here.

99 High St, IP6 8DQ

grid reference TM 087 551

hotel, opened 1955

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(01449) 720305

(01449) 720305

Recently reopened with a new restaurant menu also available.

There is a bar called Bugs Bar at the left-hand side of the hotel.

Meal deals are available on a daily basis. This establishment is family-oriented with a lively bar.

It was once a calling house for pilgrims on their way to Bury St Edmunds and was previously called the Bull Inn; it is believed to have once been named Boule House. The original name may have derived from John Bull who owned e pub in 1566 or from monastic seals i.e. a reference to a lead seal attached to a papal edict. Alternatively, bull baiting was also a popular local "sport" and may have once been practised nearby at about that time.

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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)

(information from book "Needham Market Pubs" by Desmond and Shelagh Herring)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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