In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Ipswich Golden Hind

Ipswich Golden Hind

Real Ale is sold here.

470 Nacton Rd, IP3 9NF

grid reference TM 189 422

opened 1936

owner/operator: Patron Capital

(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.






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)