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Ipswich Royal Oak

Ipswich Royal Oak

closed 13th January 2014

opened 1882

last owner/operator: Punch Taverns

175 Felixstowe Rd, IP3 8EB

grid reference TM 182 436

In September 2015, after the pub had been closed for some time, it was announced that the Co-Op had bought it and intended to turn it into a hostel and drop-in centre for recovering street-drinkers and other addicts. There is a bookmaker's, two supermarkets and at least three other shops within five minutes' walk, all selling booze at pocket-money prices; good luck with that one...

This distinctive two roomed pub was extensively refurbished early in the 21st century, when it was knocked through to make one large room. It had a pool table and large screen TV showing sport.

There was live music several nights per week.

This is one of three pubs of this name to have existed in the town, the others having stood in Northgate Street and Tavern Street

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Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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

(** 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.

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