Wingfield De La Pole Arms
previously known as King's Head
last owner Nick & Helen Radbourne
Church Rd, IP21 5RA
grid reference TM 229 768
listed building grade II
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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.
last updated 09/04/2016
A family run traditional country pub; there are lots of footpaths/walks in surrounding area. Locally sourced ingredients & monthly quiz night. Occasional beer festivals. The two bars are both tastefully furnished with one also used as a restaurant. Disabled toilet.
*******IT WAS REPORTED ON 27TH MARCH 2016 THAT THIS PUB HAS CLOSED AGAIN********
Updated information by Dave Wilkins(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(family details from Carol, Alan & Neil Machen)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of he londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448. He became the principal power behind the throne of the weak and compliant Henry VI and Admiral of England plus several other offices. The following three years saw the near-complete loss of all English possessions in northern France, and Suffolk could not avoid taking the blame for the failures. Arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London, he was banished for five years, but on his journey to France his ship was intercepted, and he was executed.