also traded as Greyhound
North West, 52.19159,1.21439
opened 16th century
The St, IP14 6HG
grid reference TM 197 596
It can be seen on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Small homely pub with a good reputation for food. No children under 14 allowed in the pub, but they may use the garden.
The pub was renamed in 1986 by landlady Sue Frankland, who used to be a successful breeder of Dobermanns; ironically, dogs are not allowed in the pub. Sadly, Sue passed away in the latter part of 2016; the pub subsequently closed. Sue's family wanted to convert the pub to residential use and sell it off, but happily a planning inspector has ruled against this.
The pub was built about 1600, with 18th and 19th century alterations.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, September 14th 1728*** to the Greyhound in Framsden.
Steve Podd reports: 1736 Tollemache archive: ‘a messuage in Framsden known by the sign of the Greyhound’; 1784 Tollemache archive: The Greyhound; 1803 estate map: ‘The Dog’; 1840 tithe map: ‘The Greyhound Inn’. A Cobbold house in 1840. I suspect it was never actually called the ‘Dog’; more likely that the map surveyor saw a sign, but either couldn’t recognise the breed, or out of laziness just recorded it as the ‘Dog’.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter -
published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.