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Needham Market Limes

previously known as: Bull, Boule House

Real Ale

99 High St, IP6 8DQ

01449 720305

grid reference TM 087 551

opened 1955

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food times:

  • 12 noon to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9.30pm.
(Times last updated 26/06/2011)

listed building grade II*

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Local licensing authority for Needham Market is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 31/10/2016

Bugs Bar is a pub within the hotel.

A classic 15th century timber framed building which was being used as an inn by the early 16th cent. Family orientated with a lively bar. It was once a calling house for pilgrims on their way to Bury St Edmunds and was previously called the Bull Inn and is believed to have once been named Boule House.

The original name may have derived from John Bull who owned the pub in 1566, or from monastic seals, ie a reference to a lead seal attached to a papal edict. Alternatively, bull baiting was also a popular local sport and may have once been practised nearby at about that time.

NB: Bull Inn closed in 1784. The current bar/restaurant reopened in 1955.

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-unwelcome Children are not welcome

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.30 mile away Railway station about 0.30 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(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)