Ipswich Duke (Duke of York)
Ipswich Duke (Duke of York)
formerly Grand Old Duke of York
Well, here we are again… Lockdown v2.0 2020!
The Government are insisting that all booze ‘takeaway’ from pubs is pre-ordered so ‘click & collect style.
We are trying to make it as simple as possible, so all you have to do is text / WhatsApp your order on 07708 046010.
Our beer list is accurate on Untappd, also on the ‘our beers’ page here, or on our Facebook page (The Duke Ipswich)
Order by 5.45pm for socially distanced collections & payment from the back door of The Duke between 6.00pm & 7.30pm
Real Ale is sold here.
212 Woodbridge Rd, IP4 2QP
grid reference TM 173 448
This is a single L shaped bar with pool table and various seating areas including a small outside patio to side and a large new patio to rear of the parking area. This pub has a good selection of real ales from small local brewers including three mystery house beers. Also some bottled beers and draught craft beer.
Regular live music sessions at weekends. Live music on Friday evenings and occasionally other days. Please either call in the pub or look at the social media sites.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Family friendly
- Live music: Every Friday and Saturday & sometimes Sunday. Please ring for details
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Smoking area
- Special events: See the main notes.
- Traditional pub games available: Darts
- WiFi available: Free
Railway station about 1.1 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Also listed at Albion hill.
It's claimed that the Duke slept here and took wine whilst his men were billeted locally.
To be sold by auction, at the White Horse Hotel, Ipswich, one undivided third part or share in the freehold public house, known as the Duke of York, with cottage adjoining, situated on the Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, July 1865**
William Hurrell, 29, a labourer was tried for stealing two pillows and other articles from Mrs Parsons, he was found guilty and received 6 months jail.Ipswich Journal, August 7th 1869** (when Hannah Parsons (widow) was landlady)
Laura Crapnell married George Hawkins and were here in 1901 (this information from David Clow)…
There have been many Dukes of York - the song (Grand Old D of Y) usually refers to Frederick Augustus (1763-1827), second son of George III. He commanded the English army in Flanders in 1794-95. But the song misrepresents the facts as he was only 31, had 30,000 men and had no hills close to where he was fighting. Some claim it could be a reference to Woodbridge Rd in Ipswich, though there are undoubtedly many other places where the same claim is made.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)