also traded as Hat & Feather, Bricklayers Arms
closed 21st September 1958
opened 1579 or earlier
last owner/operator: Cobbold
24-26 St George's St, IP1 3LH
grid reference TM 160 448
The building dates from the 17th century and is owned by the Ipswich Building Preservation Trust.
Known as Hat & Feather from about 1719 to 1745
Known as Bricklayers Arms from 1811 to 1835
The license was surrendered in 1958 in exchange for the princely sum of £1600.
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, October 22nd and 29th 1726**, to the Globe in Ipswich.
To be lett or sold, a tenement in St Matthew's parish, formerly known by the Sign of the Globe. Enquire of Mr. Willitt, brewer in Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, 25 Feb 1775***
To be let immediately (the present tenant being obliged to leave town). A public house called the Globe situate on St Mathews parish in Ipswich. For particulars apply Mr Willet, brewer in Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, 14 Sep 1782
The pub is also listed in Globe Lane (in 1839, 1844 & 1871) and at 25 St George Street in 1888.
It's listed in St Mary at the Tower parish until at least 1881 and in St Matthew's parish by 1891.…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from the Ipswich licensing records.
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.