Chelmondiston Foresters' Arms
Main Rd [B1456], IP9 1DY
grid reference TM 205 372
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last updated 19/03/2015
Large open-plan bar which was mainly used for dining.
Closed and empty since early 2008.
Planning permission for residential conversion was granted in October 2011. Though a plan to reopen the pub as a "Real Ale destination pub" was mooted in 2012, this came to nothing.
In the March 1981 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that this Ind Coope pub was selling Burton ale on handpump.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)
The Ancient Order of Foresters began in 1834 and were previously called the Royal Foresters (formed in the 18th century). Members pay into a common fund from which sick pay and funeral grants could be drawn for families that are financially distressed or destitute.