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REEPHAM BREWERY    
STEWARD & PATTESON Purchased 1878 from Reepham Brewery.
WATNEY MANN 21.04.1967 : Closed by Watney Mann (East Anglia) Ltd 15.10.1974
Freehouse ? Reopened c1977 as the GAY DUNN - Selling Tolly Cobbold beers
FREEHOUSE Back to RATCATCHERS by 1985
Licensees :
JOHN MATTHEWS
Victualler & ratcatcher
1832 - 1841
LEONARD LEWIS
age 52 in 1851
& farmer 30 acres
(given as farmer at Eastgate in 1841, but no mention of beer)
Died April 1872
1845 - 1856
JOHN CLEMENTS
age 29
1861 - 1864
ROBINS DIX 1865
SARAH DIX 1865
WHEELER WOODCOCK
& dealer
age 29 in 1871
1868 - 1875
ROBERT ARTHURTON 1877
WILLIAM GALLEY
& farmer 10 acres - age 59 in 1881
Died Q4 1881 - age 60
1878 - 1881
WILLIAM GALLEY
age 42 in 1891
1882 - 1892
(Licence transfer dated 15th October 1895 to unknown recipient. - Probably to John Watson - Cost 8/6d)
JOHN WATSON 1896
WILLIAM EASTON
& butcher
age 47 in 1901
1900 - 1916
DANIEL EASTON 1922 - 1925
WILLIAM D EASTON 1929 - 1933
ELIZABETH EASTON 16.10.1934
ALFRED E EASTON 12.02.1952
D A GRIMBLE
(Brewery Representative)
05.11.1974
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JILL & EUGENE CHARLIER to 1998
DENISE & PETER McCARTER
(Peter McCarter manager from October 2012)
from 1998
DEAN CRITOPH
according to newspaper report.
October 2012
? November 2012
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The RATCATCHERS, Eastgate, Cawston : Image supplied by Roger Gibbons

photo

2001

R. Gibbons


The Rat Catchers Farm in 1832 Register of Electors.

Lot 2 in sale of a Cawston Estate Monday 10th November 1856.
`Well accustomed Freehold Public House with butcher's shop, barn. stables, sheds, yards and gardens. wherein a very extensive business has been carried on for many years....'.

Lot No. 10 in sale of Reepham Brewery, Saturday 8th June 1878.
Then let to William Galley at an annual rent of £20.
Containing :- Club Room, Bar, Pantry and Wash House, Tap Room, and Parlour with Bay Window, Cellar and 6 Bedrooms, Garden and close of arable land in the rear, Walled in yard fronting the house with Detached Building. Also a Large Barn with Lodge, Stabling and other premises and Farm Yard - The total site being about 3.5 acres - Freehold - Purchased by Steward.

Originally known as the RAT CATCHER.

Named the GAY DUNN by November 1979 and into early 1980's Popular as a Restaurant from the mid 1980's