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Burstall Half Moon

also traded as as: Half Moon & Star

historical era: late 20th century

closed October 3rd, 1971

Church Hill

grid reference TM 095 446

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 04/08/2016

Now residential.

A report in the Ipswich Journal* in 1875 (Oct-23) when John Porley was landlord states:

John Porley was accussed of stealing 2 oil cakes from a cart that was left outside of his Inn. The principle witness was the former landlord William Woodward who had failed to make a living from the pub. Woodward was described as having jealous and spiteful feelings towards Porley. The owner of the Inn, Mr C Cunningham gave characture witness for Porely. The case was dismissed.

Closure date from Orwell licensing records.

Correspondence in the licensing records shows that Sylvia Bloom, who had been Tolly Cobbold's tenant, bought the pub from the brewery in January 1971. Unfortunately she died later that year and the pub was subsequently closed.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(* historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)