2 Thoroughfare, IP12 1AD
grid reference TM 272 489
owner Thorpeness & Aldeburgh Hotels
(details under review)
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Woodbridge is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 21/01/2016
An old 16th century coaching inn now tastefully furnished throughout (21 rooms). Separate restaurant and bar areas.
The building dates from the 17th century, with an 18th century façade.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Real coal or log fire
Children are welcome
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.2 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
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)
The crown is a simple sign to show loyalty to the reigning monarch and apart from the commonwealth era (1648-60) has been a pub sign for over 600 years.