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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will 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.

Stonham Aspal Ten Bells

Stonham Aspal Ten Bells

also traded as Six Bells?

closed 20th March 2013

opened 16th century

The Street, IP14 6AF

grid reference TM 134 595

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. interactive map

old OS map

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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)

(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.

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