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Wickham Market George

historical era: 21st century

opened pre-1652

closed April 18th, 2013

95 High St, IP13 0RA

grid reference TM 301 559

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listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Wickham Market is Suffolk Coastal

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 29/12/2016

Sadly, the George was almost completely destroyed by fire in April 2013. (EADT article).

Early indications are that the remains of the pub will have to be demolished; we hope it can be rebuilt to continue providing a vital facility to this village. There's clearly a need and a desire for a pub here; in a survey of villagers in September 2012, over 95% said they wanted a pub in the village again.

Although protected, there are fears in the village that the company which has bought the premises may be deliberately leaving it to deteriorate so they can justify its demolition and replacement with housing.

In August 2016, a planning application was lodged to demolish the remains of the pub and replace it with a new pub plus housing to the rear, though the parish council are sceptical about the plan.

It was two bar community pub located close to town centre. The main bar led to a small conservatory to rear. Pool was often played in the other bar.

The pub was built early in the 18th century, though the core of the building is mediaeval.

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(**** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)