Ipswich Golden Hind summary from Suffolk Camra
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Ipswich Golden Hind

  • 470 Nacton Rd
  • IP3 9NF
  • 01473 728950ring now
  • grid reference TM 189 422
  • opened 1936
real ale available
    Beer served through handpullsTraditional separate public barFunction room available to hireTraditional pub games availabledogs-welcomechildren-welcomePub is accessible to disabled customersBus stopstation within five milesfree WiFiCar parkBeer garden or other outside drinking area
    Historical info
    Public transport

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


    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.

    The Golden Hind was Sir Francis Drake's ship in which he sailed round the world between 1577-80. Upon his return he was knighted by Elizabeth I. The ship was originally called the Pelican.