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Photo of Golden Fleece Hotel

grid reference TM 158 448

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 09/11/2017

Ipswich Golden Fleece Hotel

also traded as as: Fleece

historical era: mid 20th century

opened 18th century

closed September 29th, 1962

last owner Tolly Cobbold

46 St Matthew's St

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The Golden Fleece was demolished, having been acquired by Ipswich Corporation by Compulsory Purchase Order.

It was listed in 1874 as the "Golden Fleece Commercial Hotel & posting house".

Bull baiting once a popular pastime in the yard here until 1805.

The inn is shown on this OS town plan of 1884.

old OS map


(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)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Note

The fleece is a common reference to the wool trade that was very important in Suffolk, particularly in 17th & 18th cent. until cheap imports from the colonies undermined the trade.