In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
closed 19th February 2016.
opened 18th century
The Street, IP13 6AX
grid reference TM 269 529
This was a popular two bar, Grade 2 listed pub, built early in the 19th century.
Reported to have closed mid-February 2016; when visited that May it was seen that all signage has been removed, so it would appear that it won't be reopening. In late 2016, planning permission to convert the pub into a furniture shop was applied for.
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1903 (larger map)
Lately was married, at Little Clacton, Essex, Nathaniel Welton, youngest son of Mr Welton, at the Castle Inn, Bredfield, to Miss E Gleed, eldest daughter of Mr Gleed, Dickleburgh Hall, Norfolk.Ipswich Journal, September 1820**
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Castle'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 report in the Bury & Norwich Post in 1838 (December 28th) gives an account of the pub being sold to Mr Cana as part of the Samuel Alexander's Brewery sale, the Castle selling at £560.…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)