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Memories of Hare and Hounds pub in Ipswich from 1974

PUBLISHED: 07:00 31 January 2018

One of the many punters at the Hare and Hounds pub

One of the many punters at the Hare and Hounds pub

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These pictures from The Hare and Hounds Pub in Norwich Road will evoke fond memories for many from 1974.

Can you name anyone pictured here at the Hare and Hounds pub in 1974?Can you name anyone pictured here at the Hare and Hounds pub in 1974?

The Hare and Hounds: It was a pub that was once branded one of the toughest in Britain.

Were you a regular punter at the pub in the 1970s?Were you a regular punter at the pub in the 1970s?

But it had attracted a crowd of regular customers, as these happy pictures from 1974 show.

Do you recognise any of the faces featured here?Do you recognise any of the faces featured here?

The venue, built in the 1800s, stood proudly on Norwich Road and was at one point two separate pubs: The Hare and Hounds and The Grapes.

The landlord and landlady behind the bar in 1974 - can you name them?The landlord and landlady behind the bar in 1974 - can you name them?

It was a popular pre and post-match venue for football fans, and often found its reputation tarnished with reports of hooliganism and violence.

Having drinks at the Hare and Hounds pub in 1974Having drinks at the Hare and Hounds pub in 1974

In 2004, it featured in the Sky One series Britain’s Toughest Pubs, appearing alongside a string of rough, dirty and dangerous pubs.

Inside the Hare and Hounds in 1974Inside the Hare and Hounds in 1974

The pub shut its doors for the final time in July 2011. The building was purchased by Coe’s and is now home to a wedding shop.

The Hare and Hounds pub as it was in 1974. A bridal shop now operates from the building.The Hare and Hounds pub as it was in 1974. A bridal shop now operates from the building.

To name someone in these photographs, or to share your memories with us, email suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk


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