Bentley Tankardhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed July 26th, 1928
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last updated 31/12/2016
The Tankard was virtually on the border with Capel St Mary, on the junction of the road to Ipswich with the Bentley Road.
It existed as early as 1838 and closed in 1928, when its license was transferred to the newly-built Rushmere St Andrew Golf.
The Tankard can be seen here on the 1882 OS map:
The pub was demolished soon after closure and was replaced by a garage that was itself subsequently demolished in the 1990s, when the current junction and underpass were built.
(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)