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DISS HUNDRED BEERHOUSE by 1920 CLOSED 1923
RICHARD WOODROW Selling Steward & Patteson Ales - As given 1871
FRANCIS TAYLOR as given 1882
LACONS  
Licensees :
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RICHARD WOODROW
(Baker at St Nicholas Street  1865, 1868 & 1869)
1871 - 1879
ARTHUR BARZILLAI COBB
& baker
1881 - 1896
GEORGE FAIRWEATHER to 1898
JOHN SHEPHERD SOUTER 10.08.1898
WALTER BURROWS 12.10.1898
ABEL & ELIZABETH HART
( Abel Hart died 21st May 1930, age 79. At noon, the day afterwards Elizabeth Hart died, age 81. Their joint funeral was at Diss Cemetery on Saturday 24th May 1930. )
24.10.1900 to closure 1923


Before taking on the Prince of Wales, Abel Hart had worked for 30 years at the brewery, initially belonging to Messrs. Taylor Sons and Dowson and later absorbed into that of Messrs. E. Lacon and Son. He died at his home at St. Nicholas Street * after an illness that had extended over nine months.

( * Address as 13 St. Nicholas Street in one report dated 23.05.1930, but 16 in another report of the same date ).

As PRINCE OF WALES REFRESHMENT HOUSE 1881 &
PRINCE OF WALES REFRESHMENT ROOMS 1891

Advertised November 1871 as the place for a Really Good and Cheap Dinner. Hot joints from One till Four. Steward & Patteson's Norwich Ales & Stouts.

Arthur Cobb published his intention to apply for a licence to sell Wine by Retail on 11th July 1882. His application was to be heard at the General Annual Licensing Meeting to be held on 23rd August 1882.

Cobb's Prince of Wales', Coffee & Dining Rooms as advertised weekly throughout 1884 and 1885.
Wine, Ale, Stout, Tea and Coffee.
Coffee 1d per cup - Outdoors 1½d per pint.

Licence not renewed at the Diss Brewster Sessions held Tuesday 14th February 1906. Future of the licence to be determined at the Adjourned licensing Meeting to be held on Tuesday 6th March 1906.

The March 6th meeting was further adjourned until Wednesday 14th March 1906 where the licence was renewed on the condition that a wall be built across the yard of the TWO BREWERS in order to prevent persons moving across the shared back yard, from one house to the other.
Sales were reported as 146 barrels of beer and 172 dozen bottles. Trade included the drovers and others who attended the Diss weekly stock sales and annual lamb sales, together with the others who took advantage of the dinners provided at the house for that class of people.


At the Licensing Session held Wednesday 16th March 1920, the owners Messrs. Lacon & Co. agreed upon the closure of the house on the grounds of redundancy.
The PRINCE OF WALES was then selling 208 barrels of beer a year.

Closed in 1923.