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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

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

Ipswich Golden Fleece Hotel

Ipswich Golden Fleece Hotel

also traded as Fleece

closed 29th September 1962

opened 18th century

last owner/operator: Tolly Cobbold

46 St Matthew's St

grid reference TM 158 448

The Golden Fleece was demolished, having been acquired by Ipswich Corporation by Compulsory Purchase Order.

It was listed in 1874 as the "Golden Fleece Commercial Hotel & posting house".

Bull baiting once a popular pastime in the yard here until 1805.

The inn is shown on this OS town plan of 1884.

old OS map

Map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

The fleece is a common reference to the wool trade that was very important in Suffolk, particularly in 17th & 18th cent. until cheap imports from the colonies undermined the trade.

(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)

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