Real Ale is sold here.
Troston Rd, IP31 1RD
grid reference TL 911 745
Recently refurbished. A 1930s pub that's popular with personnel from nearby RAF base. Four rotating beers, sofas, today's papers and pool table.
It seems that the present pub isn't the original building, as according to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, it was referred to in a murder trial in 1794. Old OS maps clearly show it as a different building to the current one.
Nearest railway station
The original pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Died at Hopton, on the 5th September 1855, aged 78; Ann, widow of Mr Joseph Woollard, of the Fox Inn, Honington.Ipswich Journal, September 1855**
At the Ixworth Petty Sessions held on the 10 May 1875, an extension of time in Whitsun week was granted to John Catchpool of the Fox Inn, Honnington.Ipswich Journal, May 1875**
At the Ixworth Petty Sessions of December 1884 the license for the Fox at Honington was transferred from Susan Catchpole to her husband, William Fowler.Ipswich Journal, January 1885**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)