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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Ipswich Cricketers

Ipswich Cricketers

formerly Town House, Millars

Real Ale is sold here.

51 Crown St, IP1 3JA

grid reference TM 163 448

bar / diner, opened 1930s

owner/operator: Wetherspoon

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(01473) 225910

(01473) 225910

A large town centre "Tolly Folly" pub opposite the Tower Ramparts bus station, operated by JD Wetherspoon.

It has various seating areas around a central bar and kitchen and is popular at most times of the day. The patio area to the side includes a heated smoking area. There are regular beer festivals.

The pub has a toilet for disabled customers.

50p per pint discount for CAMRA members with voucher and 20% discount on food to CAMRA members.

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Facilities

Facilities

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

Once known as a "Tolly Folly". In the 1930s the Tollemache brewery underwent a large expansion, first taking over the Cambridge Star Brewery and then building a number of vast mock-baronial estate pubs, mostly in Ipswich. The ornate style, and the scale of the expansion, led to these new buildings being known as the Tolly Follies. They were losely based on the design of the Tollemache stately home, Helmingham Hall.

Helmingham Hall is a moated manor house in Helmingham. It was begun by John Tollemache in 1480 and has been owned by the Tollemache family ever since. The house is built around a courtyard in typical late medieval/Tudor style. It is not open to the public.

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

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)

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