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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 27/05/2019
Ipswich May Bush Innhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed May 23rd, 1965
last owner Tolly Cobbold
43-45 St Helen's St
The old May Bush was, for some time, a railwaymen's social club, after a long period as the RAFA club. When seen in May 2019 it was apparently undergoing conversion to something else.
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.