Mendlesham Royal Oak
also traded as as: Oakhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed January 3rd, 1955
last owner Cobbold's
grid reference TM 105 658Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 25/06/2016
The building dates from the 17th century or earlier. It used to be used as the local courthouse as well as being a pub.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** in Feb 1860 states that : The death was announced on the 13 February 1851 of Mr G F Durham aged 42 years, landlord of the Royal Oak, Mendlesham.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(Closure date from Hartismere licensing records)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)