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Ipswich Royal Oak

Ipswich Royal Oak

also traded as Oak Inn

Closed late 1882

opened before 1830, possibly before 1735

7 Northgate St

grid reference TM 164 447

A timber-framed building at the junction of Northgate Street and Oak Lane, which is now used for offices.

This was one of three pubs of this name that have existed in the town, the others being on Tavern Street and Felixstowe Road (which itself closed early in 2014).

There is some uncertainty about when this particular inn opened, as it isn't clear which historical records relate to this and which to the Tavern Street inn. However, we do have this document:…





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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