also traded as as: Horseshoes, Three Horse-Shoeshistorical era: late 20th century
The Street, IP7 5LW
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 23/12/2016
Reported as closed in Last Orders*** in Jan 1981 after Tolly Cobbold had closed it at end of September 1980 as a tied house. They subsequently sold it with a license and it traded as a free house for some years until its final closure in 1997.
(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)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)
The chequerboard as a pub sign may have its origins from Roman taverns when a board game like draughts was often advertised and played. It may also be an ancient sign to indicate the landlord was a money-lender or could offer secure storage for a travellers valuables.