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Wet Dock Tavern

Picture source: Ann Ratcliffe

The Wet Dock Tavern was located at 14, South Gates Road, Gt. Yarmouth. It was a Lacons Brewery beerhouse, the first licence was granted in 1886 to T. Betts. George Barrett had taken over by 1890. He was there until 1908 when my grandfather Ernest Barrett took the licence which he held until 1924 except during 1918 - 1919 when my grandmother ran the place whilst Ernest was fighting in the Royal Navy. The pub closed for good in 1939 and was demolished many years later. During the herring fishing season Ernest ran a beer tent on the quay nearby and no doubt he did a roaring trade with thirsty fishermen and women
Source: Ann Ratcliffe

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