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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. 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 have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Norton Plumbers' Arms

Norton Plumbers' Arms

also traded as Tickled Trout

Closed about 1999

opened 1960s

Woolpit Rd, IP31 3LU

grid reference TL 957 656

The original Plumber's Arms was a 300 year old coaching inn. It was demolished in August 1959 along with the adjacent hall which had also served as a village dance hall.

A new purpose-built replacement pub was built where the hall had been and was ready to open as soon as the old pub was closed. It was built for Bullard's at a cost of £9,000.

The new building also traded as the Plumbers Arms and was in later years owned by Watney's and Grand Met. Its name was only changed to the Tickled Trout for a couple of years before its closure in 1999. It has since been demolished, with new housing having been built upon the site.

It's shown here (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

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

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