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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 26/10/2018

Saxmundham Railway

also traded as as: Railway Inn, Refreshment Rooms & Station inn

historical era: 21st century

closed 2009

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An inn whose license has been traced back at least as far as 1877. There was also a beerhouse (still open) called the Railway Tavern.

The building has been empty and boarded up ever since closure in 2009; it seems unlikely it will ever reopen.

On June 1st 1859 the East Suffolk Railway Line was opened from Ipswich to Great Yarmouth - the pub probably dates from about that time.

Some 19th-century directories and censuses record "Refreshment Rooms" at the station. However, since these all name Robert Plant, who is also licensee of the Railway Tavern, it seems this must have been a synonym for the Tavern.

One directory quotes the Refreshment rooms as

Adjoining station. Carriages & traps on the shortest notice.

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