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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

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)

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