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Traditional, two roomed bar close to town centre, which also offers food alongside a range of well presented ales. The front bar has scrubbed tables & a low ceiling whilst rear bar is quieter & gives access to a separate seating area, garden & car-park (off Castle Street). Smoking area and car-park to rear.
Nearby the Castle Brewery was owned by William Lockwood (later Lockwood & Co) from 1844 until it closed in 1912.
Adnams Bitter, Shepherd Neame Spitfire, Black Sheep Bitter, Youngs Bitter + guest beer [H]
Local licensing authority for Woodbridge is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 12/10/2013
(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 Bob Mitchell)
Tap & Spile was created as a national chain of themed and heavily branded pubs - created from existing selected pubs usually owned by the former Pubmaster pub group. Initially these pubs were very popular and able to offer a very wide range of real ales though in later years the beer range was increasingly restricted. In Suffolk there were just 3 pubs - in Ipswich, Felixstowe (Walton) and Woodbridge.