Ipswich Blue Lagoon
previously known as Spud's Shack
opened 1980s late
grid reference TM 168 440
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 12/04/2015
A short-lived wine bar on the dockside, located underneath snooker rooms in a former warehouse. The building was demolished in 2008 for a new extension to neighbouring Salthouse Hotel.
Spud's Shack was fitted out to look like a wooden beach shack complete with a timber framed veranda, sandy beach area, continuous Beach Boys music and about half of a VW camper van (used to serve food).
Later the bar was refitted to become the more sophisticated Blue lagoon wine bar.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)