previously known as: Black BoyReal Ale is available here
2 Theatre St, IP12 4NE
grid reference TM 270 491
opened 1153 (rebuilt 1678)
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- 2-11 (midnight on Fri & Sat)
regular real ales
Adnams Bitter, Woodforde's Wherry, Sharp's Doombar
listed building grade II*
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Local licensing authority for Woodbridge is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 29/12/2016
A traditional two bar pub with beams and tiled floors. There's an outdoor seating area with stables still in evidence to the rear.
The well-kept Real Ales are supplemented by a selection of over 270 different gins available. The range of gins has resulted in an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.
Two open mic evenings every month on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays plus a DJ every Saturday evening and live music (see the pub's website). There's a wood fired pizza oven in the garden.
The building dates from the 16th century, though there's evidence of a pub on this site as long ago as the 12th century.
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.4 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(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)
(**** historic newspaper information from John Martin)
NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.