Real Ale is sold here.
5 Market Place, IP7 5DL
grid reference TM 026 423
owner/operator: Greene King
Reputedly the oldest pub in town, the Ram has been in continuous use since 1625, but was recorded at least as early as about 1563. Changed operator in 2019, but still Greene King so the usual selection of Greene King beers are on offer. Holds the Cask Marque Award for serving great quality real ale.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Listed as an Ind Coope*** pub for many years and for a while as Taylor Walker (Ind Coope subsidiary). Since 1970 it's been owned by Greene King.
Died on the 15th, aged 49, Susan, wife of Mr William Hurrell, of the Ram Inn, Hadleigh.Ipswich Journal, June 1850**
Frederick Lloyd and Walter Allen both labourers from Hadleigh were found guilty of being disorderly in the Ram Inn, Hadleigh, and refusing to quit when asked to do so by the landlord, William Hurrell. Allen was fined 10s 3d and 5s 3d costs; Lloyd Ipswich Journal, June 1870**
Died on the 17 March 1875, William Hurrell, Hadleigh, aged 82, many years landlord of the Ram Inn.Ipswich Journal, Mar 1875**
(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)
(**** Historical details from Bob Mitchell)