also traded as Shoulder of Mutton, Volunteer
closed 10th October 1909
20 & 20a Cumberland St
grid reference TM 271 488
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Wellington'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.
The license was surrendered in October 1909. A letter From W Banks (on behalf of Cobbold & Co) to F I W Wood esq. Clerk to the Justices, Woodbridge, gives the date of closure as 10th Oct 1909. The last landlady was Mrs Tuthill.
It's shown on this OS town plan of 1881.
It was reported in the Ipswich Journal in February 1805 that a pig had been stolen from a stye in the Volunteer Inn yard, Woodbridge, the property of Mr Robert Lankester junior.Ipswich Journal, Feb 1805**
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post, December 28th 1838**, states that the pub was sold to John Cobbold as part of the Samuel Alexander's Brewery sale, the Wellington selling at £630.
(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)
Closure date from Woodbridge licensing records.