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Mendlesham Royal Oak

also traded as as: Oak

historical era: mid 20th century

closed January 3rd, 1955

last owner Cobbold's

Church Rd

grid reference TM 105 658

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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)