Ipswich/Felixstowe: St Jude’s Brewery opens its second pub in less than a year

A COUPLE who established a brewery business five years ago have told of their delight at opening the doors of their second pub in less than a year.

Colleen Seymour and partner Frank Walsh established St Jude’s Brewery, based in Cardigan Street, Ipswich – in 2006.

The duo spent weeks transforming the former Olan Mills photography studio into their first inn – St Jude’s Brewery Tavern in St Matthew’s Street, Ipswich, which opened its doors almost a year ago.

The building needed structural work and substantial interior refurbishment.

Following the success of the venture, they decided to open a second alehouse in Under Cliff Road West in Felixstowe and after a month of trade they have deemed it a massive success.

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Ms Seymour told the East Anglian Daily Times she was delighted with the success of the traditional rustic pub, also called St Jude’s Brewery Tavern .

“We have been open just over a month now and we are so pleased with how it has all gone,” Ms Seymour said.

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“The members of the surrounding community have been so amazingly supportive and we have already built up some regulars.

“I think that the alehouse is a first for Felixstowe, which has all the bars for youngsters but nowhere for people to go for a nice quiet drink. “

Now the pair are on the hunt for a third alehouse and have set their sights on Woodbridge and Manningtree as potential locations.

The landlady said: “The future looks set to be very exciting – we are so pleased.”

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