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later FULL LICENCE
CLOSED August 2006
GRIMSHOE LICENCE REGISTER PS 14/5/1 ( 1926 - 1954 ) & THETFORD LICENCE REGISTER PS 14/5/2 ( 1921 - 1965 )
BIDWELL & Co from pre 1868
BULLARDS 1924
WATNEY MANN  
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Licensees :
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JOHN WILSON 1729
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GEORGE DAVY 1791
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GEORGE CRONSHEY 1822 - 1830
WILLIAM JOHNSON
age 47 in 1851
1836 - 1851
JOHN PLUMPTON 1854
MARY ANN PLUMPTON 1856
Mrs ANN PLUMPTON 1858
HENRY ELLIS 1861
Warned by the magistrates at the Annual Licensing Day, Monday 26th August 1861, to keep an orderly house
WILLIAM MANN
Age 53 in 1871
1863 - 1883
Mrs SARAH ANN VINCENT 1888 - 1891
GEORGE HENRY REYNOLDS 1892 - 1896
HENRY REYNOLDS 1900
Mrs MARIA REYNOLDS 1904
..... REYNOLDS 1907
CHARLES HENRY PEACOCK 1908 - 1909
WILLIAM FRANCIS 1912
ROBERT TOWNSHEND HOWELL by 1916
ERNEST JOSIAH MARKILLIE 11.11.1926
MILDRED HARRIET MARKILLIE 08.01.1928
JOHN NUDD TRETT 09.07.1931
NEVILLE HILLYARD BISHOP 28.11.1957
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ALAIN JICKEL manager 1975
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STUART & SUE PATERSON by December 1979
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c1907
c1907

October 1729 : A Cock Match will be fought on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the first, second and third days of December next between the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Lovell of Holkham in the County of Norfolk and John Thurston Esq. of Hoxon in the county of Suffolk, to show thirty one cocks on aside for Five Guineas a Battle and Fifty Guineas the odd Battle at the House of Mr John Wilson at the ANCHOR in Thetford. where all Gentlemen will meet with good Accommodation and a hearty welcome.

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Valued 25.07.1889 at £1260 with a further £1850 for the adjoining maltings and coal yard.

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

Recommended in D. A. Yates 1969 and 1970 guides:-
``AA, RAC and Egon Ronay.
Excellent cuisine under the supervision of Mrs. Jean Bishop.
Electric blankets in all beds''

Quality of the beer, especially the Castle Bitter, was commended when CAMRA representatives visited in late 1979.......
....... consequently appeared in next Good Beer Guide.


Closed August 2006

Demolished December 2012