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Lively town centre bar which was, at the time it closed, the oldest remaining pub in town, dating from the 16th or 17th century (may have been part of adjacent White Hart at some point). 3 letting rooms. Shakespeare once played at the pub.
According to Alfred Hedges' book, "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk",
Susan Girling, a Sudbury benefactor who died in 1724 [...] bequeathed it to the town, on condition that the rents should be put to a fund so that the poor might be taught to read and write.
Closed & boarded up for some while. A planning application to turn the building into a clothes shop has been granted.
listed building grade II
last updated 02/05/2013
(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 Bob Mitchell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)