In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Ipswich Cross Inn
Ipswich Cross Inn
Closed about 1775.
grid reference TM 162 446
The Cross Tavern was a prominent inn on the corn hill until it closed about 1775.
The building was then converted into Waterloo house (later Old Waterloo house)which was a retail shop. The building was subsequently demolished in the late 1880s to make way for the current Lloyd's Bank building.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, November 1st 1729***, to Edward Whaley at the Cross Tavern on the Cornhill.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, August 29th 1730***, to Edward Whaley at the Cross Tavern on the Cornhill.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, July 27th 1734**,* to Edward Whaley at the Cross Tavern, now rebuilt in the Corn-Hill near the Market Cross in Ipswich.
Edward Whaley, removed from the Cross Tavern on the Corn Hill into St Nicholas-street near the Faulcon, (selling spirits).Ipswich Journal, April 21st 1739***
William Gledhill, from the Black Bull Inn in Leadenhall-Street, London, has taken the Cross-Tavern in Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, September 17th 1748***
George Almond is removed from the Golden Lyon to the Cross Tavern, Ipswich, and has fitted it …
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)