Currently closed - may reopen?
This pub is regarded as being at risk.
5 High St, IP14 6QL
grid reference TM 173 633
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
Lively and popular pub with two separate drinking areas served by a single bar. Tiled or wooden floors with a large real fire in the main room. Live music monthly and terrestrial sport TV in bar area. Occasional quiz nights. Regular food menu plus daily specials (see chalk board) and themed food nights. Phone ahead for gluten free or vegetarian options.
Some of the building dates from the 16th century, with much subsequent work.
Reported to have closed April 2019; locals are under the impression that the owner wants to turn it into a house. A "for sale" board was erected early in May; the building is being marketed as a pub…
To be lett, the Angel in Debenham, with a small piece of Meadow Ground, and a Barn thereunto adjoining, now in the Occupation of Mr James Wythe.Ipswich Journal, 2 Jun 1744***
James and Marg. Biggs, from the Angel Inn, Debenham, have now taken the Greyhound Inn in Lavenham.Ipswich Journal, 8 Oct 1774***
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 3 Jun 1837 stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Angel, Debenham.
Two labourers, Clements and Marsh, refused to quit the Angel Inn, Debenham, when asked to do so by the landlord, Peter Howlett after being riotous and engaged in fighting…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** 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.