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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Bentley Tankard

Bentley Tankard

closed 26th July 1928

London Rd

grid reference TM 099 382

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.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

Bentley Tankard map

Map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(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.

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