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Rushmere St Andrew Golf

Rushmere St Andrew Golf

North, 52.04882,1.21229

Real Ale is sold here.

748 Foxhall Rd, IP4 5TR

grid reference TM 203 438

opened July 1928

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(01473) 727450

(01473) 727450

A large 1920s pub, given a renovation in December 2016. Beers are the standard Greene King range.

It isn't clear why the pub sign says "Ipswich" when the pub is actually in Rushmere.

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Historical interest

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Footnote

The Golf was first licensed on July 26th 1928, its license being transferred from the closing Bentley Tankard/

Once known as a "Tolly Folly". In the 1930s the Tollemache brewery underwent a large expansion, first taking over the Cambridge Star Brewery and then building a number of vast mock-baronial estate pubs, mostly in Ipswich. The ornate style, and the scale of the expansion, led to these new buildings being known as the Tolly Follies. They were losely based on the design of the Tollemache stately home, Helmingham Hall.

Helmingham Hall is a moated manor house in Helmingham. It was begun by John Tollemache in 1480 and has been owned by the Tollemache family ever since. The house is built around a courtyard in typical late medieval/Tudor style. It is not open to the public.

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

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