also traded as Asylum Arms
closed May 2013
Foxhall Rd, IP3 8LJ
grid reference TM 187 440
This was a popular pub with a sports theme and Sky TV.
It closed late in May 2013; being converted into yet another Tesco that summer.
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
The Asylum Arms name refers to the nearby Borough Asylum (more recently St Clement's Hospital, now itself closed).
John Carrington was applying for a spirit license for the Asylum Hotel which was near to the newly opened Asylum which contained 70 patients whose friends frequently visited his house. The nearest house was the Freehold Tavern which they believed would soon be converted into a school for the Union boys, then the nearest would be the Ship on one side and the Golden Key on the other. Mr William Burnett stated that he built the house for £600, it was assessed at £22 and let at £30 he lived at the house which had good stabling. Mr Charrington was formerly a farmer at Chelmondiston for Mr Berner's who had sent a note as to Mr Charrington's good character…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.