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.

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Sudbury Spread Eagle

Sudbury Spread Eagle

Closed between 1997 and 2006

opened 14th century

89 Cross St

grid reference TL 868 411

The license for Bull hotel (Church st.) was transferred to the Spread Eagle in 1959 (see article in Feb 11 1959 EADT). Before this time the pub may have only had a beer house license.

This pub was listed in the local CAMRA pub guide in 1997, but had gone when our photographer tried to find it in 2006, which is as close as we can get to a closure date.





Historical interest

Historical interest





The spread eagle was originally a Roman sign and later used by many countries including Austria, Germany, Russia, Spain & France. The sign is also used by many English noble families. Its popularity as an inn sign owes a lot to the fact that it was the device of Catherine of Aragon.

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

(** information from Stuart Ansell)