opened 18th century
Sudbury Rd (A134)
grid reference TL 884 599
The Eagle is shown here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
A flint faced building which is now an antiques shop.
In the June/July 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that this former Charringtons (Ind Coope) pub was now a Free House.
In the September/Octpber 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that Dessie & Jack Downes were calling time for good here - Dessie had been born & brought up in pub - leaving in September. The pub had been tied to Norwich brewery.
In 1937 was listed in [Great] Whelnetham.
In 1937 the pub was listed in Kelly's Directory as one of 220 pubs that were retailing beer that they were brewing.
Beer house turn to full licences. “One of” nine beer houses in West Suffolk to turn to full licenses. “Anything less than a full license is san anachronism these days, “ said Mr T A Symes (solicitor) to West Suffolk County licensing committee in Bury St Edmunds. Sir Henry Corry was elected as chairman. EADT 28 April 1959.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.