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Woodbridge Waggon & Horses

also traded as as: Rose & Crown, Carpenter's Arms, Joiner's Arms

historical era: late 20th century

closed 1996

1 Bredfield St

grid reference TM 269 492

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 05/11/2016

now a private residence. The building is thought to date from the early 19th century.

The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Waggon & Horses' license was issued in 1953. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable.

Also listed in Angel la and in College St.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 05 May 1733 that states :

To be Lett or Sold, a well accustomed Publick House, called the Rose and Crown in Bredfield-street in Woodbridge with a large Orchard and likewise a small Tenement near adjoyning.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in May 1820 states that :

To be sold by auction, on the 8th June 1820, at the Crown Inn, Woodbridge, Lot 4., all that newly erected, brick built, and well situated public house called the Waggon and Horses, in the Bredfield Street, in Woodbridge, with stable, hay house, yard, and excellent garden, containing about half an acre of land. The tenant has had notice to quit at Michaelmas.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Oct 1850 states :

By order of the executors of Mr Isaiah Sparkes, deceased, to be sold by auction, Lot 2. All that well accustomed Inn, situated in Bredfield Street, the Waggon and Horses Inn, free from brewer and spirit merchant; comprising of a frontage of 72ft, large parlour, kitchen, bar, backroom, wash house, store room, cellar and coal house, 5 chambers, capital new erected stable and loft, workshop, and cart sheds, with spacious yard and large garden.

(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)