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A night out at The Greyhound pub in Ipswich in 1973 in Days Gone By

PUBLISHED: 18:00 28 October 2020

Did you enjoy a pint at the Greyhound pub in Ipswich in 1973? Picture: ARCHANT

Did you enjoy a pint at the Greyhound pub in Ipswich in 1973? Picture: ARCHANT

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As one of the best-known pubs in Ipswich, The Greyhound has seen many changes over the years.

Smiling customers at The Greyhound pub in Ipswich in 1973 Picture: ARCHANTSmiling customers at The Greyhound pub in Ipswich in 1973 Picture: ARCHANT

Our nostalgic photos were taken on a night out in 1973, when our photographer went along to meet some of the staff and customers.

Enjoying a night out at The Greyhound pub in Ipswich in 1973 Picture: ARCHANTEnjoying a night out at The Greyhound pub in Ipswich in 1973 Picture: ARCHANT

Were you or your friends and family regulars at the pub in Henley Road at that time?

Behind the bar at The Greyhound pub in Ipswich in 1973 Picture: ARCHANTBehind the bar at The Greyhound pub in Ipswich in 1973 Picture: ARCHANT

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The popular Adnams pub has two bars and is well-known for its homemade food.

Enjoying a night out at The Greyhound pub in 1973 Picture: ARCHANTEnjoying a night out at The Greyhound pub in 1973 Picture: ARCHANT

It dates back to Victorian times, and has been at the heart of the local community since at least 1840, when the landlord was John Snelling,

Behind the bar at The Greyhound pub in Ipswich in 1973 Picture: ARCHANTBehind the bar at The Greyhound pub in Ipswich in 1973 Picture: ARCHANT

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It’s not known for certain how it got its name, but the pub’s website says one regular believes it was inspired by the 50-gun warship HMS Greyhound, built in Ipswich by Hubbards.

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What are your memories of The Greyhound pub over the decades? Email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS. Order photos at archantsuffolk.newsprints.co.uk or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.


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