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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 25/01/2020
also traded as as: Greyhoundhistorical closure era: 21st century
closed January 2014
115 Humber Doucy Ln, IP4 3NU
The Garland closed in January 2014. In September 2014, permission to convert the building from a pub to financial services offices was granted, though when visited in April 2015 it appeared to have a conservatory company in it.
The building was demolished at the end of June 2016 and the site was redeveloped into housing.
Originally located just outside Rushmere village and a long way from Ipswich, it was popular in more recent years as an estate pub on the outskirts of the ever expanding Ipswich, with food and live sport on TV.
The Greyhound (its earlier name) pub is sometimes recorded as being located in the parish of Rushmere St Andrew, where it was until boundary changes after the Great War put it in Ipswich.
It's shown (as the Greyhound) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Thanks to Len Woolf for helping tie the Greyhound and Garland together.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.
In the days when most publicans brewed their own ale, each brew had to be approved by the official ale-connors. To let them know a new brew awaited their testing, an ale garland would be hung out.