Closed between 1920 and 1970
grid reference TM 099 382
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
The Tankard was virtually on the border with Capel St Mary, on the junction of the road to Ipswich with the Bentley Road.
It existed as early as 1838 and closed in 1928, when its license was transferred to the newly-built Rushmere St Andrew Golf.
The pub was demolished soon after closure and was replaced by a garage that was itself subsequently demolished in the 1990s, when the current junction and underpass were built.
On 24.07.1883, William Henry WOOD, Landlord of The Tankard, Bentley, was charged with keeping his house open during prohibited hours. After hearing the evidence, the Bench were suspicious but dismissed the charge.Ipswich Journal, October 20th 1883**
(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 Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.