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Woodbridge Olde Bell & Steelyard

Woodbridge Olde Bell & Steelyard

formerly Three Goats, Stillyards, Fox, Bell, Bluebell

Real Ale is sold here.

103 New St, IP12 1DZ

grid reference TM 272 491

bar / diner, opened 15th century

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(01394) 382933

(01394) 382933

This prominent, historical multi-roomed pub dates from about 1540. Facilities include a bistro, the main bar, a narrow public bar and an enclosed conservatory. The patio garden is also very popular in good weather. The main bar includes a large fireplace and high beamed ceiling.

Live rugby is televised in public bar on all home nation match days.

The food is an eclectic mix of styles to suit most tastes.

Outside is the listed "steelyard" - which is an impressive 15th century weighbridge that gives the pub its name. The only other pub with a steelyard like this is the Fountain at Soham in Cambridgeshire.

The steelyard was nearly destroyed in the early hours of March 10th 2018 when it was hit by an HGV, which failed to stop…

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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