Woodbridge Prince of Wales
previously known as: White Swan, Swanhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed October 7th, 1925
13 Market Hill
grid reference TM 270 491Something 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 10/04/2016
Now a private residence.
The building dates from the 16th century.
(Note: Compare landlord information with the Swan, Market Hill.)
An announcement in the Ipswich Journal** on Jul-15 in 1826 states that: Wednesday died at Woodbridge, Mr David Upson, of the Swan Inn, aged 45.
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Prince of Wales's license was issued in 1703.
The license expired in 1925, as part of a scheme to reduce the number of alcohol licenses.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 03 July 1742 states :
To be sold, the Swan in the Market Place, Woodbridge. Enquire of Mr Wyard of Pettistree.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 23 Feb 1745 states :
To be lett, the Swan Inn, Woodbridge, a good accustom'd House, with a large Copper and Brewing Utensils, and two large Cellars and Furniture therein, and some Furniture in the House. Enquire of Mr John Moore of Woodbridge or Mr John Syred of Dallinghoe.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 28 Sept 1745 states :
Whereas the Swan in Woodbridge, an ancient accustom'd Alehouse, has for sometime stood empty, this is to acquaint the Public, that James Chilvers, Collarmaker, from the Carpenter's Arms, in Witnesham, has taken it.
The 1791 Universal British Directory lists a Swan in Woodbridge, which has been entered under Swan, Market Street, but it could refer to this pub, which was previously called the Swan.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in July 1800 states that : About two months since died at Jamaica, in the 26th year of his age, Mr John Bristo, son of Mr Bristo, at the Swan Inn, Woodbridge.
(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)
Closure date from Woodbridge licensing records.