previously known as: Quayhistorical era: mid 20th century
3 The Quay
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last updated 13/03/2016
An earlier thatched pub was burnt down and replaced with a brick building, which is now used as an office.
Recorded in licensing records as late as 1967 (the most recent we've found) so closed since then, possibly in the early 1970s.
Also listed as Quay st.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Oct-22 in 1881 when Mrs Watson was the landlady states that :
William Lancester called in at the Wherry at 9am for a half, he left the pub and sat outside. Mrs Watson asked him if he was tired, he replied "tired of life". He ran for the river but was apprehended and charged with attempting suicide. He was found guilty and discharged "for the present".
In 1888 Aldous was listed as a carrier to Laxfield from the pub leaving on Tues & Fri.
Pub listed as The Quay in 1891.
(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)