Farewell to well-known Drum and Monkey pub
PUBLISHED: 17:13 24 May 2018
Work started yesterday to demolish one of the best-known pubs in Ipswich.
Contractors CDC started putting up scaffolding around the Drum and Monkey pub in Princes Street earlier this month. Once the pub, which is owned by the borough council, is demolished, the land it stands on is to become an extension to the Portman Road car park as a temporary measure.
Previously the Sporting Farmer, the pub was built in the early 1960s to serve the nearby cattle market – but because it was so near Portman Road stadium it became known as a football pub.
It eventually closed two years ago – at which stage it was best-known as a centre for pool and snooker.
Demolition work is expected to take six weeks to complete. The area will then be resurfaced as a car park along with the rest of the Portman Road annex car park near the Princes Street junction.
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