Rushmere St Andrew Falcon
165 Playford Rd, IP5 1DD
grid reference TM 206 460
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 28/03/2016
An early 19th century pub located just outside the village on the outskirts of Ipswich.
Now closed and converted to residential use.
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Falcon's license was issued in 1853, though it's shown on the 1838 OS map, so this was probably just a conversion from a beerhouse license to full license.
One source shows the Falcon at 165 Humber Doucy Lane. This seems to be an error.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** of 1860 states that :
Rushmere near Ipswich. To be sold by auction at the Running Buck Inn, Ipswich. That old and established and fully licensed Inn known as "The Falcon" and situated on the high road from Ipswich to Playford, in the parish of Rushmere , Ipswich. The house contains cellar, parlour, club room, kitchen, bar, wash house, and five bed rooms. There is a small garden, cart shed and piggeries. Lot 2. An enclosure of productive arable land abutting on the leading from Rushmere village to Playford, and containing three quarters of an acre or thereabouts. Both Lots are of freehold tenure and are in the occupation of Mr Nathan Kennell, as yearly tenant.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)