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Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. 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 difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Ipswich Sun Inn

Ipswich Sun Inn

also traded as Rising Sun

Closed about 1917

opened 1720

17 St Stephen's Ln

grid reference TM 163 444

A Tudor residence converted to an inn in the early 18th century. It was used extensively by drovers and cattle-dealers after the old cattle market took over a nearby site used previously as a Timber Market.

The building dates from the 16th century, with many subsequent alterations.

These premises were listed in the 1844 White's Directory with carriers operating from the inn to Diss.

In the late 1880s, the building was much reduced in size when Dog's Head Street was widened and straightened for trams.

For many years after closing it was used as an antique shop by Mr Silburn and others.

In modern times it was a book shop for a long time, before falling empty for many years, only being renovated and re-opened as a shop in the early-2010s. At the end of 2016, it's again empty and on the market.





Historical interest

Historical interest




(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)