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Photo of Grand Old Duke of York

grid reference TM 173 448

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last updated 17/05/2019

Ipswich Grand Old Duke of York

also traded as as: Duke of York

historical era: 21st century

closed May 17th, 2019

212 Woodbridge Rd, IP4 2QP

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This is a single L shaped bar with pool table and various seating areas including a small outside patio to side. This pub has a good selection of bottled beers. Regular live music session at weekends.

It was announced on May 17th that the pub had closed with immediate effect. We don't know yet what the future holds.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


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?