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MITFORD & LAUNDITCH LICENCE REGISTERS 14.09.1795 & PS 12/5/1 & PS 12/5/2 (1901 - 1975)
SWAFFHAM BREWERY
STEWARD & PATTESON
WATNEY MANN 19.04.1967
CHEF & BREWER November 1974
BOWSTRIDGE TAVERNS Ltd. By October 2001
Licensees :
JOHN DRAKE to  c1620
THOMAS FELTWELL 1670 - 1671
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JOHN KING 1776
ELIZABETH KING 1789
WILLIAM SIMMS 1803
WILLIAM PALMER GREAVE to November 1833
Mrs. ANN GREAVE. from Nov ember 1833
THOMAS PORTER
Horse & Gig hire
1836
JOHN BUNTON 1845
JAMES CARTER mrcvs
(Wife Mary died Monday 20th June 1853, age 31)
1846 - 1869
JAMES CHATTEN
Age 28 in 1871
1871 - 1883
JOHN RINGWOOD 1883 - 1891
CHARLES JAMES HOLDUP 1892
EDWARD JAMES ATKINS by 1901
WILLIAM MELONIE 06.01.1905
HERBERT GOODINGS 12.07.1907
EMILY CLAXTON GOODINGS 13.10.1926
EUSTACE GOODINGS 12.10.1928
GORDON SKIPPER 22.05.1959
WILLIAM SIDNEY WILLIAMS 05.07.1963
MICHAEL CHARLES RIX 10.01.1965
HERBERT GEORGE ATKINS 12.02.1965
DOUGLAS WILLIAM BOYCE 11.04.1969
STEPHEN BACON 21.11.1969
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STEVE FELTON 1999
   
PAUL MADDEN by Oct 2008
   
 

Mrs. Ann Greave advised her Friends and the Public that she intended to carry on the business of her late husband - 22nd November 1833.

The Bull - Litcham - With performing Bear : norfolkpubs.co.uk
A `dancing bear'
With the Bull in the background.
c1890


Innkeeper John Drake was buried 25th January 1620

Thomas Feltwell was landlord of the house and also Church Warden.
His initials are said to be on the Church tenor bell, cast 1670.
(They also appear on a farthing token)
In 1671 he was fined for `not scouring his ditch '.

The Norfolk Chronicle of 6th July 1776 advertised
`The annual Bean Feast will be held at John Kings at the Bull Inn, Litcham on Wednesday 10th July'

The annual Venison Feast was held here on Wednesday 7th August 1782, Wednesday 6th August 1783, Monday 31st July 1786  and Wednesday 2nd August 1797

Offered for sale April 1803, then in occupation of William Simms. Further particulars being available from the Reverend John Raven at Cley next the Sea.

Lot No. 51 in the 2nd day of sale by order of the Trustees of the late John Morse Esq., 8th & 9th September 1847.
The property included :-
A well frequented Hotel, containing besides the requisite number of Sitting & Bed rooms, a Large Room used for Magistrates meetings and a Spacious Ballroom; a yard & reservoir with 2 Pumps, 3 Stables, Coach & Gig House & Other convenient outbuildings; A Garden, & Bowling Green attached - Freehold.

Advertised for sale again in 1858 - Purchased by Mr James Carter for the sum of £800.

Jane Fanny Carter, wife of James Carter, died on Sunday 7th August 1859, age 32.

Closure proposed by Bullards at the First Joint Committee Meeting of Bullards and Steward & Patteson 29th May 1962.
Sales reported as 89 barrels.
Closure NOT agreed.



Litcham Bull - c1989
1989