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Sudbury Green Dragon Inn

Sudbury Green Dragon Inn

also traded as Dragon

Closed between 1920 and 1970

93 North St

grid reference TL 874 414

The Green Dragon was demolished in the 1960s.

The pub is known to have been open before 1747, when it was advertised for sale in the Ipswich Journal** and was described in January 10th 1747 as:

To be lett, a well accustomed Inn known as the Green Dragon in Sudbury, near to the market place, consisting of 4 rooms on the floor, in occupation of John Edwards-good brew house-stables for 30-40 horses. Enquire of Arthur Brewster of Sudbury.

In 1894, it was reported that the inn was simply known as "the Dragon Inn".

It's shown at this location on the 1884 OS town plan.

old OS map

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Footnote

The green dragon may be a reference to the Earl of Pembroke and appears on their coat of arms. William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448.

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

(**** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

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