Debenham Green Dragon
21 High St
grid reference TM 173 632
listed building grade II*
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 30/04/2016
Reportedly purchased by Thomas Abbott in 1650 and turned into a cordwainer's. It was still a shop run by the Abbott family as late as 2015.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
The green dragon may be a reference to the Earl of Pembroke and appears on their coat of arms. William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448.