previously known as Town House, Millars
51 Crown St, IP1 3JA
grid reference TM 163 448
owner JD Wetherspoon
bar / diner
regular real ales
GK IPA & Abbot + guest beers
wide range of beers from Wetherspoon range.
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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 09/08/2015
Large town centre "Tolly Folly" pub opposite the Tower Ramparts bus station.
Today it has various seating areas around a central bar and kitchen and is popular at most times of day. Patio area to side includes a heated smoking area. Regular beer festivals. Disabled toilet.
Beer served through handpulls
Real draught cider available
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Traditional separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Children are welcome
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.8 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)
Once known as a "Tolly Folly". In the 1930s the Tollemache brewery underwent a large expansion, first taking over the Cambridge Star Brewery and then building a number of vast mock-baronial estate pubs, mostly in Ipswich. The ornate style, and the scale of the expansion, led to these new buildings being known as the Tolly Follies. They were losely based on the design of the Tollemache stately home, Helmingham Hall.
Helmingham Hall is a moated manor house in Helmingham. It was begun by John Tollemache in 1480 and has been owned by the Tollemache family ever since. The house is built around a courtyard in typical late medieval/Tudor style. It is not open to the public.