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Butley Oyster

Butley Oyster

North, 52.1064,1.4572

Real Ale is sold here.

Woodbridge Rd, IP12 3NZ

grid reference TM 368 509

bar / diner, opened 1617 or earlier

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(01394) 459722

(01394) 459722

Now fully refurbished. Traditional rural pub with lots of character.

According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the Oyster was first recorded in 1732, though part of the interior dates back to the 16th century. The new owners in 2016 have found documents showing that a license payment was made to James I back in 1617!

Butley Brewhouse started brewing at the pub at the beginning of 2018, though this is thought to have ceased operation.

There's even an on-site cinema!

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Footnote

Oyster beds in Butley Creek, where oysters were cultivated for centuries, once enjoyed a fine reputation until the trade died out in the late 19th century. Since 1950s the beds have been gradually restored by Richard Pinney, so that today the Butley Orford Oysterage is again an established local industry offering not just oysters but also cod, bass, sole, skate, lobster, crabs and various smoked foods.

(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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