Photo of King's Arms

grid reference TM 029 418

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listed building grade II

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 25/01/2020

Hadleigh King's Arms

historical closure era: late 20th century

closed 1993

Benton St

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The building is now residential; it dates mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries.

It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

A local nickname of the pub was the "Monkey".

John Whisley Ayers, auctioneer and appraiser, begs publicly to announce his most grateful thanks to his friends and customers for their unbounded liberality since his commencement in the business of the King's Arms Inn, Hadleigh, and confidently assures them, nothing on his part shall be wanting to make them comfortable, and ensure a continuance of their future favours, also informs them that he has laid in a good stock of fine old wines, spirits, cordials, cyder, porter, and old beer, which he is determined to sell on the lowest terms. Note! Housekeepers may be supplied with fine old porter, by sending their casks.

Ipswich Journal, June 1815**

In 1830 Pigots Directory the pub is listed at Benton end.

(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)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.