grid reference TM 271 491
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listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Woodbridge is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 24/01/2019
previously known as: Black Bull, Pyed Bull
(licensed, but not a pub)
Real Ale is available here
2 Market Hill, IP12 4LR
A town centre hotel which includes an elegant wine bar and restaurant.
The building dates from the early 19th century.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
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 0.3 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(extracts from a town pub booklet written by David Hague which also includes extracts from Booth's Almanac of 1899)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Name may be a sympathetic reference to a Papal bull - a lead seal attached to official religious edicts or documents - or a reference to Henry VIII who introduced a bulls head into his coat-of-arms after he defied a papal bull in 1538. Bull baiting was also quite widespread until it was banned in 1835.