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SUN METHWOLD index
  GRIMSHOE HUNDRED BEERHOUSE CLOSED  c1918
ELIJAH EYRES  
Licensees :
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ROBERT FLATT * 1854
WILLIAM WATTS * 1868
ROBERT WATTS 1871
WILLIAM LAWS * 1872
JOHN FLATT * 1875 - * 1877
JOHN FLATT junior * 1883 - * 1904
ALICE FLATT
& shopkeeper
* 1908 - 1911
ARTHUR HARRISON 1911 - 1918


With thanks to Clifford Flogdell for added information on the licensees.
See :-
METHWOLD INNS & INNKEEPERS
1836 to 1970
by Cliff Flogdell

© Cliff Flogdell 2003

Listed as a freehold beerhouse for sale by auction 22nd July 1878.
Title still with Eyres in 1895

Listed in the 1901 census and in 1915 Register of Electors as the
BEST BEER UNDER THE SUN
and when licensee Arthur Harrison was accused of suffering gaming February 1912.
Police Sergeant Wiseman gave evidence that a raffle had been held. Two chickens, each valued at 2s 6d were raffled with dice at 3d a play. A second raffle for a bottle of 1s port, a bottle of ginger wine and twelve cigars was held with each player paying 2d. Mr. Harrison said he did not know he was doing wrong and stopped the event as soon as informed. Being new to the business the defendant was given the leniency of the Bench and the case was dismissed upon the defendant paying 5s costs.
Mr. Harrison then asked for renewal of his licence, which was granted.