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Wickham Market George


opened 17th cent

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 19/11/2015

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.

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

Built early 18th century.

(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)