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Foxhall Waddling Duck

Foxhall Waddling Duck

Closed approximately 1844 though possibly later

Hall Rd aka Waddling Duck Ln

grid reference TM 232 432

It was flanked by a belt of trees and had a large back garden at the end of which once stood a cottage. Behind the beer house was the landlords house and both had separate entrances. The beer house had two chimneys, one served the copper where the beer was brewed and the other a large brick oven. Last landlord was David Brown**, who in addition to serving ales had a sideline selling "bloaters" from a horse and cart.

At one time the beer house was owned by John Cobbold, a member of the Ipswich brewing family, who also had an estate in Foxhall which included 23 acres of hops. A field in Foxhall is still known as the "hop grounds" the probable site of these gardens. These hops may also have been used at the Waddling Duck.…

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

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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