Wickham Market George
Wickham Market George
Due to the latest government regulations, pubs currently have to close by 10pm. Opening hours displayed on this page may not take account of this change.
Currently closed - may reopen?
95 High St, IP13 0RA
grid reference TM 301 559
A Community Benefit Society was set up in December 2016 to acquire, restore and reopen The George. They have now completed a feasibilty study and there has been a go decision. For further details, including more historical background, see www.wmgeorge.co.uk.
In September 2018 it was announced that the group had succeeded in buying the pub. Clearly this is just the beginning of a long journey.
Sadly, the George was almost completely destroyed by fire in April 2013. (EADT article).
Early indications are that the remains of the pub will have to be demolished; we hope it can be rebuilt to continue providing a vital facility to this village. There's clearly a need and a desire for a pub here; in a survey of villagers in September 2012, over 95% said they wanted a pub in the village again.…
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the George was recorded in churchwarden's accounts for 1652/3.
To be sold, the George Inn at Wickham-Market, with about four Acres of Land, and a Tenement adjoining the said Inn, part Freehold, part Copyhold.Ipswich Journal, July 3rd 1742***
To be sold, an ancient and well accustomed Inn or Publick-House, known by the Sign of the George in Wickham, with a Brew-Office, Barn, Stable, and all other Conveniences, and also a very good Piece of Land of about three Acres, next the Barn, and very convenient for the Tenant, together with some Tenements adjoining, the whole rented for Twenty Pounds a Year…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.