also traded as Three Tuns
Closed: about 1973
grid reference TM 276 492
It's shown on this OS town plan from 1881 (larger map).
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Sun's license was issued in 1853. 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.
Now offices, the building dates from the 18th century.
The Annual Shew of Auriculas, will be held at the house of John Calver, at the Sun, Woodbridge.Ipswich Journal, 20 Apr 1776***
An announcement of the death on Wednesday the 28th was made of Mr William Hurren, son of Mr Hurren, of the Ship Inn, Woodbridge.Ipswich Journal, December 1810**
To be sold by auction, on the 8th June 1820, at the Crown Inn, Woodbridge, Lot 1., that long established well accustomed house, called the Sun Inn, situated at the east entrance of the town of Woodbridge, with an excellent kitchen garden, Bowling Green, stabling for 36 horses, chaise house, and all necessary appurtenances for conducting the present full trade…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1871 census details from Liz Whittaker)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.