This split level pub was popular with diners and for many years was located on Fynn valley walk with two historic wells.
The current building dates from about 1980, though there's been a pub on this site since about the 1830s.
Closed due to problem with the pub's drainage system in July 2012 following a nearby new building development. The current owners and last landlords (for 8 1/2 years) intend to convert the pub to their own residential usage.
last updated 13/05/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
This pub could be named after either Admiral Lord Nelson, the early 19th cent national hero, who once bought a property in Ipswich - called Roundwood House - although he never lived there. Nelson is also commemorated in the current pub sign. However it may also be a reference to Admiral Vernon an 18th cent. hero who captured Porto Bello in Panama in 1739 (from the Spaniards) with just 6 ships. Later he was MP for Ipswich and lived in Nacton.