previously known as: Shoulder of Mutton, Volunteerhistorical era: Victorian or Edwardian
closed October 10th, 1909
20 & 20a Cumberland St
grid reference TM 271 488Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 10/04/2016
Now a shop
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Dec-28 in 1838 states that the pub was sold to John Cobbold as part of the Samuel Alexander's Brewery sale, the Wellington selling at £630.
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Wellington'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.
The license was surrendered in October 1909. A letter From W Banks (on behalf of Cobbold & Co ) to F I W Wood esq. Clerk to the Justices, Woodbridge, gives the date of closure as 10th Oct 1909. Last landlady was Mrs Tuthill.
(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)
Closure date from Woodbridge licensing records.