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Needham Market Limes

also traded as as: Bull, Boule House

historical era: 21st century

opened 1955

closed May 19th, 2017

99 High St, IP6 8DQ

grid reference TM 087 551

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listed building grade II*


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Local licensing authority for Needham Market is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 08/06/2017

Bug's Bar is to be found within the hotel.

A classic 15th century timber framed building which was being used as an inn by the early 16th century. It's family oriented, with a lively bar. It was once a calling house for pilgrims on their way to Bury St Edmunds and was earlier called the Bull Inn; it's believed to have once been named Boule House.

The hotel closed suddenly and without warning on May 19th 2017. As yet there's no word on its future. The BBC and EADT have apparently tried to contact the owners for information without success.


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

(information from book "Needham Market Pubs" by Desmond and Shelagh Herring)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)