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SCOLE ROAD DISS HUNDRED FULL LICENCE Tel : 01379 740481
DISS HUNDRED REGISTERS taken 18th September 1789 & 19th September 1794
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SCOLE INN Ltd. as given 1932
TRUNCH BREWERY Purchased 1939
MORGANS from 1952
STEWARD & PATTESON 1961
FREEHOUSE from 01.11.1968 (On 21 year lease to Fidelity Hotels from Watney Mann, but surrendered January 1970)
OLD ENGLISH INNS    -
GREENE KING    -
SWALLOW HOTELS from 18th May 2005
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VERVE HOTELS by August 2017
Licensees :
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HARWIN MARTIN 1733 - 1740
ROBERT COOK / COOKE
Died 11th February 1776
1765 - 1776
Mr. MASON Here 05.02.1780
ELIZABETH MASON 1789
THOMAS BARKER 1791 to February 1794
GEORGE SMITH 1794
WILLIAM SMITH February 1796
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HENRY HAYNES
Age 69 in 1841
1803 - 1845
JAMES RODWELL
age 63 in 1851
1846 - 1856
SIMON WALKER
& gardener
Age 50 in 1861
1858 - 1861
WILLIAM WEBB
Died Q2 1869 - age 47
1864 - 1869
Wednesday 24th February 1864 - Found guilty of trespassing (with others) on the land of George Davey, at Bressingham in search of game. Fine of £2 and costs.
MELISSA WEBB
Age 48
1871
SIDNEY LING
& plumber 1877
& painter 1891
1875 - 1912
WILLIAM WEBB 1916 - 1922
EDWARD M. GIBBINGS 1925
.Captain WADE PALMER to March 1932
Mr. BOWERS
(Secretary of the Scole Inn Ltd.)
09.03.1932
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RICHARD JOSEPH 1986 - 2002
ADELE FISHER 2002 - 2004
JAMES LOVELOCK 2004 - 2005
DEBBIE GARRATT
General Manager
2005 - 
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1897 - norfolkpubs.co.uk
The White Hart - 1897.


Dates from 1655 - Built by John Peck.
King Charles II had breakfast here 27th September 1671,
stopping on route to Yarmouth. 
It seems he was treated by the Rt. Hon Lord Cornwallis.

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Once had a sign created by John Fairchild that straddled the road.
It cost £1057 in 1655. Apart from a White Hart it included carved figures of Diana, Actaeon with angels, Neptune, Justice, Lions and several other figures, one of which acted as a weather vane. The sign was removed c1750, being considered dangerous.
One reference (H. G. Anderson, 1933) gives the destruction of the sign as c1803, at the same time as a large bed from within the inn - said to have been capable of accommodating 30 to 40 persons.

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Harwin Martin advertised a Match of Cocks to be held during July 1733.

He was described as an Innholder and was maliciously reported according to an account dated 8th March 1740.

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Thomas Barker, formerly at the Kings Head, Diss, announced July 1791 that he had entered the SCOLE INN.

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Norfolk Chronicle
1 February 1794
SCOLE INN

Kitchen, bar room, pantries, larder, 5 parlours on the ground floor, a spacious dining room and twelve good rooms upon the second floor and attics, with four good cellars and wine vaults. Also stabling with haylofts for 40 horses, three chaise houses, 3 granaries and other convenient outbuildings, with a large extensive yard. Also a garden containing half an acre, two parts walled round, well planted with fruit and herbs and two paddocks or enclosures of rich land adjoining.
`The situation of this inn renders it most eligible and certain for the road business being nearly an equal distance from Norwich, Ipswich, Bury, Beccles and Thetford and the mail and stage coaches pass and repass daily to and from London to Norwich, through Ipswich and Bury. Mr Thomas Barker proprietor (retiring).
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Sold by William Smith February 1796. He had taken over from Thomas Barker two years earlier.

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Henry Haynes announced October 1803 that he had taken the Inn.
He had previously been Groom to Mr. Methold of Stonham.

A painting of Mr. Haynes sitting in a chair, with a Spaniel dog resting on the arm of the chair, was reported to exist in 1933.
The sitting was said to have taken place in 1841 when Mr. Haynes was aged 69 years.

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Shown on Bryants 1826 map.

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The Gentlemen of the Loyal Yeomanry Club gave their annual dinner to the Suffolk and Norfolk Border Troop of Yeomanry here on Thursday, 21st August 1834 (The King's Birthday)

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For sale by Auction 5th November 1844
A Freehold Estate with upwards of Twenty Acres of Land of a superior description.
Coach House and Stables being extensive and nearly all new.

To let with immediate possession December 1844 with or without about Twenty Acres of Land.

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James Rodwell advised the Nobility, Clergy and Gentry 28th June 1846 that he had taken the Old-established Inn as a Free House.........

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Morgans sales for 1960 were :-
Barrels of beer 170
Spirits 272

One of only 18 Norfolk public houses recommended by the Egon Ronay pub guide of 1969.

Known as the SCOLE INN.

Grade 1 listed building.
Today offering full hotel facilities.

One of the magnificent fireplaces
One of the fireplaces.