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EAT & DRINK DIFFERENTLY IN IPSWICH

LIMESTONE ST REBORN – THE PUMPYARD – THE LOCATION

Ipswich, an industrial town with a large number of men employed at the railway workshops, the woollen mills and coal mines in an era where technical education was greatly needed. At an auspicious meeting held on 26 June 1891, attended by leading citizens of Ipswich a resolution was handed down stating “the time has come for a Technical College to be formed in Ipswich”.

Funds raised by the local community of £1000 combined with a government grant of £2000, works began on an architect design of a Grand Public Building by George Brockwell Gill. Construction began in 1897 by contractor H Woodford and brickworks by G Williams. The purpose built college was a memorial to the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria whom unfortunately passed two weeks prior to her visit to the College.

From 1901 to 1941 saw the construction of four Stately buildings (and expansions) that would later provide key adaptive reuse elements for unique heritage conservation. In 1901 the main building (Block A), a two storey brick masonry building (with basement) was constructed on the corner of Limestone and Ellenborough Streets. With its heavily ornamented and eclectic façade the building is symmetrically framed by identical breakfronts and a cornered entrance.

Prior to the construction of the Technical College the site was the original site for the supply of water to the City of Ipswich hence the name ‘Pumpyard’.

FINEST INGREDIENTS

WE BREW ONLY THE BEST BEER

There are too many mass market, boring beers out there that all taste the same with the only difference being the fancy advertising and the manufactured brand identity. Four Hearts Brewing rejects the notion that beer needs to be mass-produced and instead produces small quantities of high quality, flavoursome beer.

Pumpyard Bar and Brewery
88 Limestone St, Ipswich.

DRINK WITH FRIENDS

COOL COCKTAILS, EXOTIC BEERS AND SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT

Our beer is great, no question.  However sometime you are in the mood for something a little different or you just want to change gears when catching up with friends or colleagues.

Fear not, the Pumpyard has you covers with a tantalising selection of the finest spirits and mixes to suit any taste or occassion.  Want to find out more?  Click the button below to visit our drinks page.

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