Photo of Golden Hind

grid reference TM 189 422

opened 1936

owner Patron Capital

(details under review)

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(Times last updated 24/12/2008)

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listed building grade II

Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Ipswich Golden Hind

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

470 Nacton Rd, IP3 9NF

(01473) 724025

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A Grade 2 listed "Tolly Folly" building with part of the building now used as a sports bar. There's a function room upstairs and a large garden to the rear.

Visit the garden for the best view of the building's wonderful architecture; it's a classic Tolly Folly.

Intriguingly, a recent (2016) landlord grew up next door to the Golden Hind in Cambridge - the only Tolly Folly outside Suffolk.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Function room available to hire Function room available to hire

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 1.2 mile away Railway station about 1.2 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

free WiFi Free WiFi

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

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


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.

The Golden Hind was Sir Francis Drake's ship in which he sailed round the world between 1577-80. Upon his return he was knighted by Elizabeth I. The ship was originally called the Pelican.