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Pub has reopened.
Real Ale is sold here.
38 High St, IP31 2HH
grid reference TL 932 704
owner/operator: Greene King
Two separate bars and an enclosed courtyard to rear. Popular with diners and offering fish specialties. Three letting rooms.
The stable block behind the pub is a Grade II* listed late-16th century building.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cask Marque accredited
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
Railway station about 3.7 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the "Pickeril" was first recorded in 1533. (Spelling error or earlier spelling?)
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal April 7th 1739*** to the Pickeral at Ickworth
A Match of Cocks at Robert Rich's House, the Pickerel, Ixworth.Ipswich Journal, January 16th 1742***
The Pickerel at Ixworth is now taken over by William Death, from Mr May's at the Red Lion and Post Office in Colchester.Ipswich Journal, November 19th 1743***
Died 15th November 1845, aged 34, Mary wife of Mr Edward Brown, of the Pickerel Inn, Ixworth.Ipswich Journal, November 1845**
Reported at 17 High Street in 1881 & 19 in 1891.
Historically listed as a commercial & family hotel & posting house. Good accomm…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)