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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 Duke (Duke of York)

Ipswich Duke (Duke of York)

formerly Grand Old Duke of York

The pub has reopened.

Real Ale is sold here.

212 Woodbridge Rd, IP4 2QP

grid reference TM 173 448

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(01473) 216007

(01473) 216007

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.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Footnote

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)

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