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- BROTHERCROSS HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED c1908
   BROTHERCROSS REGESTER taken 3rd September 1794  & SMITHDON, DOCKING & BROTHERCROSS LICENCE REGISTER PS 13/4/1 (1949 to 1965)
REEPHAM BREWERY For sale by auction 8th June 1878
BULLARDS Conveyed to Henry Bullard & John Boyce 26 November 1878
Licensees :
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WILLIAM MASON
(Given at Jolly Farmers 1789)
1794
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JOHN DAWSON
(Died Q3 1843)
1830 - 1839
HENRY BUSH
& mariner
Age 45 in 1841
Died Q1 1849
1839 - 1849
ELIZABETH BUSH
age 50 in 1851
1849 - 1856
Fine of £2 and 12s 6d costs for having drunken persons in the house on Sunday 25th August 1850
WILLIAM ANNIS 1858
GEORGE ELLIS
Age 24 in 1861
1860 - 1861
Fine of 5s and 11s costs for having house open during the hours of Divine service on Good Friday, 6th April 1860.
SAMUEL DUNN 1863 - 1864
ROBERT PEEL
Age 47 in 1871
1865 - 1871
WILLIAM JOHN JOHNSON
& ginger beer manufacturer
Age 61 in 1881
Died Q4 1888
1875 - 1888
Mrs MARY JOHNSON
age 58 in 1891
1889 - 1896
THOMAS FARROW
age 57 in 1901
1900 - 1907



Lot No. 51 in sale of Bircham & Sons Reepham Brewery.
Then let to W J Johnson at an annual rent of £25.
The property was described :-
Containing; Parlour, Bar, Wash House & Upland Cellar, Tap Room & Parlour, Club Room, 5 Bedrooms; The house foreground has a Lockup Coach House, Stable & Loose Box with Loft over & Hay Room; Also Large Room (Used as a Ginger Beer Factory) & a Cottage with garden adjoining; Straw Yard & Piggery & about an acre of land in the rear - Freehold.

 

The house was referred to Compensation 18.01.1908 under the act of 1904.

At the Kings Lynn Compensation Authority Meeting on Tuesday 9th July 1907, licence renewal was opposed on the grounds of redundancy and that the other houses in the parish were in better structural and sanitary condition.
The magistrates had visited the house and found it presenting a poverty stricken appearance. The house was not structurally sound and the trade was going down, it was picturesque and artistically attractive, but not required for practical purposes. It was said that Bullards were not prepared to put the house in order. The brewers however said that they had obtained an estimate for repairs and were prepared to spend £64 on structural alterations.
License Thomas Farrow said he left his wife to manage the house during the day. The trade was a little over half a barrel a week and no spirits were sold. Trade in the summer was three times that in the winter.
The Bullards representative confirmed that yearly trade was about 25 barrels a year.
Licence renewal refused.

By 1911 Miss Bobbin, age 89, was resident of the late Sailors Inn.