also traded as Greyhound
closed January 2014
115 Humber Doucy Ln, IP4 3NU
grid reference TM 195 457
It's shown (as the Greyhound) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
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.
More concerned with the provision of food than good quality beer.
Beers: Whitbread Flowers Original.CAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
The pub was recorded as the Rushmere Greyhound in the 19th century; boundary and name changes accounting for the discrepancy.
It appears as the Greyhound on the 1904 OS map, but had changed to the Garland by 1927.
Lot 2: The Greyhound, Rushmere, in full trade let to Mr BAKER at £12 per year.Ipswich Journal, August 14th 1847***
Policeman William Jacobs went to the Greyhound Inn, at Rushmere, on Sunday morning at 11.50 and asked the landlord if he had anyone on his premise to which he replied no. The officer, however, went to the stables and found three men crouching down in different parts of the stable, one concealed under straw. They told the PC that they were not aware of the time and had been refused entry by the landlord…
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.
(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.