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Ipswich Gardeners' Arms

previously known as New Gardeners Arms, Bentleys, 77



Real Ale

77 Fore Hamlet, IP3 8AB

01473 231177

grid reference TM 173 439

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opening hours:

  • 1200-2300

food times:

  • 1200-2100
(Times last updated 11/05/2010)
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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
last updated 05/06/2015

Re-opened February 2010 after many years as a restaurant (under various names) and an off-license.

The pub sign is wonderfully redolent of Stalin-era Soviet propaganda posters -

"Comrades! Tractor production has increased by 50% during the current five year plan!"

The fact that this pub is listed from 1881 as the "New Gardeners' Arms" suggests that the building dates from about that time, replacing a different building of the same name located somewhere nearby (probably on the other side of road). It was also still known as the New Gardeners Arms as late as 1928. It closed as the Gardeners Arms in 1994, when the building became an off-license warehouse.

Also see Old Gardener's Arms

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.7 mile away Railway station about 0.7 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Regular live music Regular live music

Sport TV Sport TV

Car park Car park


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(detailed information by Chris Stanton)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)