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)
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.
The Ferry Public House & Ferry (Felixstowe) to Harwich, to be sold on 15th January, 1808; in the occupation of Mr ELLISIpswich Journal, December 2nd 1807**
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** in July 1810 states that an announcement was made of the death of Mr William Howes, who for many years kept the Walton Ferry.…
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)