Do you remember the ornate garden at the Royal William?
- Credit: Archant
Among the long list of lost pubs of Ipswich is the Royal William, a pub that had many guises before its eventual closure.
Opened in the late 20th century, the pub was situated in London Road, and stood proudly in the community for decades.
These pictures show how popular it was in the 1970s.
It once had a large ornate garden which sat between the pub and the river and was maintained by the pub team.
The pub was rebranded as a lively bar - named Hoofers - in the 1980s, attracting a younger nightclub feel. However, it returned as the Royal William in 1993 following a refurbishment.
It closed its doors for the final time in 1998 and was demolished, together with the neighbouring Ipswich Arms, in 1999 to make way for a new retail unit.
Were you a regular punter at the pub in the 1970s? Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in these pictures from our archives?
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