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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.last updated 25/01/2020
Brandon Duke of Wellingtonhistorical closure era: late 20th century
closed August 2011
Thetford Rd, IP27 0BZ
A popular friendly bar, closed by Greene King in August 2011. It has now been converted to residential use.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1872 BSE Record Office details from Ken Griffin)
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.