also traded as Cherry Tree
South East, 52.37085,0.92399
Closed: between 1958 and 1976
grid reference TL 991 787
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
The Greyhound is shown as late as 1958 on OS maps. By the 1976 sheet it's shown as "old Greyhound", so it evidently closed between those dates.
It isn't clear to us which of the cluster of buildings here was the inn itself, or whether it took them all up.
Bury Road used to be called Greyhound Road, evidently named after the pub.
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the Cherry Tree (the Greyhound's older name) was recorded as long ago as 1761.
The 1869 Kelly's Directory lists the landlord William Haywood as a brewer. This is currently the only reference we have to brewing on these premises.
At the Ixworth Petty Sessions held on the 10 May 1875, an extension of time in Whitsun week was granted to Mary Ann Nunn, Greyhound, Hopton.Ipswich Journal, May 1875**
At the Ixworth Petty Sessions held in Dec 1875, Mary Ann Nunn, of the Hopton Greyhound was granted an extension in time of two hours on 27 Dec 1875. Ipswich Journal, Dec 1875**
(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 Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.