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Walton Half Moon

Walton Half Moon

formerly Tap & Spile

Real Ale is sold here.

303 High St, IP11 9QL

grid reference TM 292 357

traditional bar, opened 18th century

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(01394) 285586

(01394) 285586

An excellent traditional, two bar community pub with quiz nights, darts, a selection of books for customers to read. It is a meeting place for local groups of all kinds. There are no gaming machines or music.

Recently improvements to the garden have included demolishing the long disused outside toilets and store to provide space for a new pagoda. Food is now available lunchtimes with four Adnams beers plus a guest ale.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

Tap & Spile was created as a national chain of themed and heavily branded pubs - created from existing selected pubs usually owned by the former Pubmaster pub group. Initially these pubs were very popular and able to offer a very wide range of real ales though in later years the beer range was increasingly restricted. In Suffolk there were just 3 pubs - in Ipswich, Felixstowe (Walton) and Woodbridge.

(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)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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