North West, 52.07423,1.14769
closed August 2015
214 Dales Rd, IP1 4JY
grid reference TM 158 464
The Dales was a modern, popular, two roomed estate pub.
It was closed in August 2015, not because it wasn't viable, but because the Co-op who own the building, decided they wanted to turn it into a charity shop. Sadly this isn't an isolated incident; they've closed so many viable pubs that they've overtaken Tesco as the worst culprits.
Exceedingly well run 1960s estate pub in suburban setting. Now a free house bought by experienced local licensees, who have continued an impressive personal run of appearances in the GBG. Needless to say the lunches - no food Sun - and beer are of a consistently high standard.
Beers: Adnams Bitter; Draught Bass; Tolly Mild, Bitter, Cobbold's IPA; guest beer (occasional).CAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)