Location:- Rookery, on Market Street, opposite The Bushel

Brewery or Owner:-finally- Star Brewery

One of the very many Inns in the Rookery area, and like so many was often handed down in the family. Appears to have suffered badly from a down turn in trade at turn of C19-C20.IT is not certain, but the small building to the right may have been an annexe, run as a separate business "The Wine Vaults". The word "Wine" can just be discerned on the window in one photograph.
Ultimately the magistrates decided there were far too many drinks outlets in St Mary's ward and the Three Tuns was one of those chosen for closure in 1912-13
It then became a ladies hairdresser, and through an assortment of uses, including of course the obligatory bookmaker, Elijah Moore, before being demolished to make way for the new Rookery shopping precinct in late 1960's/early 1970's
Now (2019) covered by The Pantry

Year Licensee Owner source
1787 Chapman's map
1827 Thomas Tilbrook (died) Bury & Norwich Post
1839 Jonathan Tilbrook possibly his father (brother died 1828) White
1843 James Clark Bury & Norwich Post
1855 James Clark White
1860 Stephen Benefield Bury & Norwich Post
1861 " " census
1867 " " bankrupt Cambridge Chronicle & Journal
1868 James Wellham Morris
1871 Jan. James Wellham to the Star & Garter, Cheveley Morris
1871 Charles Deeks census
1876 " " Bury & Norwich Post
1878 Charles Double Bury & Norwich Post
1881 Charles Double census
1885 Charles Double (died Oct 1886) White
1886 Clemency Double (Mrs) widow of above Newmarket Journal
1889 Richard Jeffery to son William Jeffery Bury & Norwich Post
1891 William Jeffery (died 1892) Star Brewery census
1892 Sarah Jeffery (widow of previous) Star Brewery believed to be
1901 Raymond Jeffery (son of previous) " " census
1903 Francis William Pinn at Rising Sun in 1901 Cambridge Independent Press
1907 Frederick William Gibbs Star Brewery Cambridge Independent Press
1913 Three Tuns sold un licensed Newmarket Journal


state of trade in 1907

late 1960's