Ipswich Golden Key
previously known as Key Inn
closed January 26th, 2013
438 Woodbridge Rd, IP4 4EN
grid reference TM 182 451
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 05/04/2016
Prominent two bar pub.
Regrettably, in September 2012, local democracy was ignored when the planning inspector overturned the council's refusal of permission to redevelop the pub (see the EADT).
The pub closed on January 26th 2013 and has been extended and turned into a Sainsbury's supermarket. Which will sell more booze at pocket-money prices to undermine the next local pub.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
The Golden Key is a reference to St Peter - "I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven" (Mathew 16:18)