Milestone pub on the market for �400k

IPSWICH: One of town's landmark pubs is today up for sale for nearly �400,000.

Dave Vincent

IPSWICH: One of town's landmark pubs is today up for sale for nearly �400,000.

The Milestone, well-known as a live music venue and previously well-regarded as a real ale pub, is in Woodbridge Road close to the junction with St Helen's Street.

It is currently closed, but is due to re-open at the end of this month.

Now it is also being offered for sale, with an asking price of �395,000, by specialist agents Fleurets.

The pub, previously known as the Mulberry Tree, dates back to the 1930s and was a Tolly Cobbold owned pub.

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Bob Whittle, from Fleurets, said: “It was a Tolly Cobbold pub, as the Mulberry Tree, and was run by Bernadine Watson for many years.

“The Milestone Beerhouse is being offered to the market as a freehold free house with its current class A4 use, but this central Ipswich site is likely to attract interest for other commercial uses. We have already had some interest in the pub.”

The agent says it might be suitable for other commercial uses and, unusually for a town centre location, has a covered parking area with space for at least eleven vehicles.

The building is two and three storey and typical of the 1930s style pub in town. The trading/bar area is in two large sections and there is a four bedroom self-contained flat.

There are two stores to the rear as well as covered parking and a flagstone patio area at the front. More details are available from Fleurets on 01787 378050.

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