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The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

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Ipswich County of Suffolk

Ipswich County of Suffolk

formerly County Hotel, 29 Bar & Restaurant

Real Ale is sold here.

29 St Helen's St, IP4 1HH

grid reference TM 168 445

opened 17th century

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(01473) 225642

(01473) 225642

After undergoing a complete refurbishment this free house now operates as a bar and grill. At the moment (Jan 2018) it is a bar only but is hoped to start food again soon. The main single split level bar area includes a tasteful lounge area to one side and a separate seating area for diners.

This is a Grade 2 listed building with an attractive Georgian façade, that overlooks the former County court buildings and county gallows (opposite) which were later used as council offices (until 2006). One of the most famous cases heard at the court was the divorce of Mrs Simpson in Oct 1936 which led to the abdication of King Edward VIII.

The building dates from two periods in the 19th century.…

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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