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Ipswich Royal William

also traded as as: Hoofers

historical era: late 20th century

closed 1999

141 London Rd

grid reference TM 151 445

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 23/12/2016

The Royal William was demolished for a new retail shop, together with the neighbouring Ipswich Arms in 1999.

The name is believed to refer to William IV - but that is unlikely as the pub clearly predates this king renown for his extravagant lifestyle.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)