Photo of Grand Old Duke of York

Ipswich Grand Old Duke of York

also traded as as: Duke of York

(temporarily closed)

212 Woodbridge Rd, IP4 2QP

01473 257115

grid reference TM 173 448


(details under review)

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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 13/08/2017

This is a single L shaped bar with a pool table and various seating areas including a small outside patio to the side.

For many years an Adnams house, the Duke of York is now an independently-run genuine freehouse, serving varied Real Ales. It's a proper community pub with a very diverse clientèle.

The pub also serves a good selection of bottled beers.

The pub closed unexpectedly in July 2017 at fairly short notice. We understand it will reopen in the near future, managed by the former management of the Lord Nelson.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


There have been many Dukes of York - the song (Grand Old D of Y) usually refers to Frederick Augustus (1763-1827), second son of George III. He commanded the English army in Flanders in 1794-95. But the song misrepresents the facts as he was only 31, had 30,000 men and had no hills close to where he was fighting. Some claim it could be a reference to Woodbridge Rd in Ipswich?