formerly Ferry Boat, Ferry House, Ferry
Real Ale is sold here.
Ferry Lane, IP11 3QL
grid reference TM 279 342
traditional bar, opened 17th century
owner/operator: Admiral Taverns
A distinctive but remote old pub set close to the modern container port.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Recently much improved pub. Still retains a distinct olde worlde atmosphere, despite being engulfed by the modern container port.
Beers: Tetley Bitter; guest beers (Tapster's Choice list)CAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Ferry Boat's license was issued in 1832. 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.…
Dhooly (more often anglicised as "dooly" or "doolie") is a Hindi word meaning a simple framework of cloth stretched between two parallel bars, for the transportation of a sick or wounded person. As can be seen on the pub's sign.
(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 & book information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)