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DISS HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED
DISS HUNDRED REGISTERS taken 18th September 1789 & 19th September 1794 & DISS LICENCE REGISTER PS 16/5/1   (1928 - 1969)
DISS BREWERY Possibly purchased at Eye Brewery sale 1801 - Still owned by Diss Brewery 1876
LACONS  
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ENTERPRISE INNS    
SCOTTISH PUB GROUP from July 2012 - SEPTEMBER 2012
Licensees :
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JOHN BARRETT 1789 - 1794
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WILLIAM CULLUM 1836
JAMES THWAITES
& shopkeeper
age 50 in 1841
1841 - 1846
ROBERT FRANCIS
age 33 in 1851
1851 - 1858
WILLIAM BEARE
( William Bear 1875 )
& thatcher 1868
age 63 in 1861
* 1861 - 1877
HENRY BOLTON
(Henry BOULTON 1881, 1890 & 1891)
1879 - 1892
HENRY HOWARD 1896
EDWARD TRICKER to 1899
FREDERICK BAKER COOK
See below
11.10.1899 - 1903
JOSEPH THOMPSON 14.10.1903
GEORGE ARTHUR WATLING COOK 1908 - 1922
ARTHUR WILLIE GREEN 1925 - 1969
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JASON ORTON undated
TONY & STEPHANIE HEAVEY from July 2012 to
Sept 2012

As Mr. Frederick Cook applied for his licence on Wednesday 11th October 1899, one character witness said that Mr. Cook was too good to run a public house and attempts had been made to dissuade him. The Chairman of the Licensing Committee answered that they required `them as could be got' and the licence was granted.




OS Grid ref 077808


Dates from 16thC

Included in September 1789 Diss Hundred Register.

A ploughing match was held here Saturday 14th June 1884.

Closed in 1960's - Reopened as the GARDEN HOUSE

In the guise of the Old Garden House - 1994
1994

Returned to the CHEQUERS October 2000

Interesting building with lots of character.
Plus fine ales and food.

SEVERELY damaged by fire 10th October 2009

Plans to rebuild the Grade II listed building put before
South Norfolk Council March 2010.

Re-building well underway October 2010 but delayed by:-
1. Pre-17thC skeleton found buried under internal floor.
Said to predate the building of the public house.
2. Discovery of five Browning pistols and a semi-automatic rifle
plus ammunition buried against outside wall.
All in rusted condition and dated from 1942 - 1944.

Re-opened June 2011.
Closed by spring 2012.

Re-opened July 2012
Closed mid September 2012........

Application for Change of Use from public house to Bed & Breakfast Accommodation published 19th June 2014.

House awarded Asset of Community Value status October 2014.