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Photo of Bell

grid reference TM 376 470

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 16/10/2017

Boyton Bell

historical era: late 20th century

opened 1750s

closed August 1999

The Street, IP12 3LH

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Now residential, the Bell had a reputation as a smugglers' pub.

The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Bell's license was issued in 1853. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable.

The pub is shown here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

A Victorian brewery was at this pub.


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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.