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The Royal Oak closed in the 1930s. The building was later used as a wine bar owned by actor Douglas Wilmer, who was apparently known for having played Sherlock Holmes - hence the name.
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Royal Oak's license was issued in 1853. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Apr-21 in 1860 when John Garnham was the landlord states that:
Mr John Garnham, of the Royal Oak, was returning home from Euston when his horse fell, and he and an elderly female named King, who was riding with him were thrown out. Mr Garnham dislocated his left wrist and fractured the small bone of the arm. The old lady escaped with a slight bruise.
listed building grade II
last updated 09/04/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Woodbridge licensing records.
(extract from a town pub booklet written by David Hague which also includes extracts from Booth's Almanac of 1899)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)