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SMITHDON HUNDRED BEERHOUSE
later FULL LICENCE
 
SMITHDON, DOCKING & BROTHERCROSS LICENCE REGISTERS PS 13/4/1 & 2 ( 1949 to 1975 )
SETCH   
BULLARDS  
FREEHOUSE  
MAYPOLE GROUP  
HORATIO INNS Ltd from 2011 ( a Marco Pierre White enterprise )
   
Licensees :
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FRANCIS POINTER
age 61 in 1851
* 1836 - * 1861
JOHN SADLER * 1869 - * 1877
ELIZABETH SADLER * 1881 - * 1891
SYLVANUS WATERFIELD by 1904
OSWALD WATERFIELD 24.04.1950
OLIVE WAINER WATERFIELD 07.10.1974
PETER SCATTERGOOD 03.02.1975
   
ANGIE & CHARLES COKER June 1995 -
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Thornham Lifeboat c1960 - Freehouse
c1960
06.07.1996
1996

Said to date from 15thC

First licence recorded 1700

Penny In The Hole played here to at least the 1950's
The local version of the game allowed players to have 13 throws in turn.
`Holed' pennies being subtracted from the next turn.
First one to hole all 13 being the winner..... of an egg.
The other players having to put a penny in the Blind Charity box.

Wine licence granted 11.02.1957
Full licence granted 10.03.1958

One of only 18 Norfolk public houses recommended by the Egon Ronay pub guide of 1969.
`A house that does well by not pretending to offer anything more than good beer and cheerful company'.

Offered for sale by the administrators of Horatio Inns limited, April 2015.