Woodbridge Ship

Woodbridge Ship

South, 52.0911,1.31805

closed 10th October 1908

5 Quayside

grid reference TM 273 488

It's shown on this OS town plan from 1881 (larger map).

old OS map

The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Ship's license was issued in 1843. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable.

The license was expired in 1908 as part of a scheme to reduce the number of alcohol licenses. The building now houses shops and a private residence.

The building dates from the 16th century.

This pub is also listed at the Quay and at Common Quay.

At least three other public houses in the town have been called the Ship over the years, one located nearby and two in Chapel Street.





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Closure date from Woodbridge licensing records.

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.