Ipswich Golden Fleece Hotel summary from Suffolk Camra
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Ipswich Golden Fleece Hotel

  • previously known as Fleece
  • 46 St Matthew's St
  • grid reference TM 158 448
closed 1920-1970
  • opened 18th cent
  • closed September 29th, 1962
  • last owner Tolly Cobbold
Historical info
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(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)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


The fleece is a common reference to the wool trade that was very important in Suffolk, particularly in 17th & 18th cent. until cheap imports from the colonies undermined the trade.