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Felixstowe Little Ships

Felixstowe Little Ships

also traded as Pier Hotel, Beehive

closed 1990

opened about 1883

dockside

grid reference TM 281 329

In 1867, Colonel (George) Tomline (1813-89) purchased 6,000 acres of coastal land from the Duke of Hamilton on which he soon started to build roads and houses. He also began a campaign to build a railway from Ipswich to Felixstowe and was soon chairman of the Felixstowe Railway and Pier Company. This resulted in a new branch line and many new developments in Felixstowe. The Pier hotel was part of this early development.

A new dock basin was dug out by hand between 1882-86 and the hotel was built adjacent to it at that time.

The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Pier Hotel's license was issued in 1877.…

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)

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

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