Boyton Bell

Boyton Bell

North, 52.0709,1.46683

closed August 1999

opened 1750s

The St, IP12 3LH

grid reference TM 376 470

The pub is shown here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

Now residential, the Bell had a reputation as a smugglers' pub.

The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Bell's license was issued in 1853. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable.

A Victorian brewery was at this pub.

The village website tells us:

This was a pub of no other pretension than what it was - a place for a man to have a drink and play the odd game of darts if he wants to. They came here by tractor and van, by bicycle and foot and the converstaion was relaxed local gossip indispersed with lively discussion on the right time of year to dig up carrots or how best to store onions…





Historical interest

Historical interest




(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.