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Ipswich Royal William
also traded as as: Hoofershistorical closure era: late 20th century
141 London Rd
The original name is claimed to refer to William IV - but that is unlikely as the pub clearly predates this king, renowned for his extravagant lifestyle. Once a large ornate garden was maintained between the pub and the river.
After a time as a lively nightclub bar in 1980s, the Royal William name returned in 1993 when it was refurbished. It was demolished for a new retail shop, together with the neighbouring Ipswich Arms in 1999.
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from the 1890s. larger map
(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.