Yates Wine Lodge set to reopen in Ipswich town centre in late August

Work is underway to turn Robert Ransome pub in Ipswich back into a Yates' Wine Lodge. Picture: ARCHA

Work is underway to turn Robert Ransome pub in Ipswich back into a Yates' Wine Lodge. Picture: ARCHANT

Yates’ Wine Lodge is set to open its doors in Ipswich town centre again on August 25 – nearly a decade after it was last seen in the town.

The sign announcing the return of Yates'. Picture: ARCHANT

The sign announcing the return of Yates'. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The venue, on Tower Ramparts, was sold to JD Wetherspoon in 2008 which converted it into the Robert Ransome pub.

However Wetherspoons has recently reorganised its pub estate – and sold the Robert Ransome to Stonegate Pub Company earlier this year.

That announced it would be reopening as Yates – and now work is well in hand to prepare the building for its reopening.

Signs have gone up announcing the re-opening date at the start of the August Bank Holiday weekend.

During the 1990s and early 2000s Yates’ was one of the most popular and lively venues in Ipswich – but was sold when the national chain had a major restructuring at the start of the recession.

Yates’ has retained a venue in Colchester which has remained a popular venue in that town.

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