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listed building grade II
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 25/01/2020
Stonham Aspal Ten Bellshistorical closure era: 21st century
opened 16th century
closed March 20th, 2013
The Street, IP14 6AF
This 16th century pub had three bars and a toilet for disabled customers.
According to Alfred Hedges' book, "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk", the name refers not to the number of bells in the local church, but to "the activities of the local team of handbell ringers".
It has been closed since March 20th 2013. A local campaign was organised to buy the pub for the village, but this failed to raise enough money.
The pub is now Casa Mexico, a shop selling meso-American trinkets.
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.