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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 25/01/2020
Ipswich Golden Key
also traded as as: Key Innhistorical closure era: 21st century
closed January 26th, 2013
438 Woodbridge Rd, IP4 4EN
This was a prominent two bar pub which in latter years was a Greene King house.
Regrettably, in September 2012, local democracy was ignored when the planning inspector overturned the council's refusal of permission to redevelop the pub (see the EADT).
The pub closed on January 26th 2013 and has been extended and turned into a Sainsbury's supermarket. Which will sell more booze at pocket-money prices to undermine the next local pub.
The pub is shown (though not named) 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)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.
The Golden Key is a reference to St Peter - "I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven" (Mathew 16:18)