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Large town centre "Tolly Folly" pub opposite the Tower Ramparts (central) 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.
GK IPA & Abbot + guest beers
wide range of beers from Wetherspoon range.
Connect to "Wi-Fi Zone - The Cloud": see this page for details
Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
last updated 09/10/2014
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
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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.