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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Ipswich Golden Hind

Ipswich Golden Hind

Takeaway food is available. Call the pub on 01473 724025 for details and to order.

The pub has reopened.

Real Ale is sold here.

470 Nacton Rd, IP3 9NF

grid reference TM 189 422

opened 1936

(01473) 724025

(01473) 724025

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. Under new management as of early 2020; we haven't yet surveyed to see what's changed.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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