also traded as May Pole, Sackers Cyder House
opened before 1767
759 Old Norwich Rd, Whitton, IP1 6LE
grid reference TM 140 475
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
The Maypole closed in January 2012, having been on the market for at least three years, with plans to reopen May/June of that year.
Reported (January 2014) still closed, it was observed to be boarded up by May 2014. The site was marketed "for residential development", so it seems unlikely the pub will reopen. It has now been sold and works have been observed to be ongoing.
To be Lett and entered upon at Michaelmas next, an ancient and well accustom'd Inn, known by the name of the Cyder-House, or May Pole, in Whitten near Ipswich, now in the occupation of the Widow Sacker, with about 11 Acres of good feeding and arable Land, a Cyder Office, with a good Stock of Cyder, and Household Goods to be Sold. Inquire at the said House, or of Mr John Sacker at Lawford in Essex; the whole rent about £25 per Annum.Ipswich Journal, June 30th 1733***
To be lett and entered upon immediately, an Ancient and Well-accustomed Publick House known by the name of the Maypole, or Sacker's Cyder House, in Whitton, near Ipswich…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.