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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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 Rose Hotel
Ipswich Rose Hotel
also traded as Rose Inn
closed 23rd November 1969
last owner/operator: Tolly Cobbold
5-7 St Peter's St
grid reference TM 162 442
This grade 2 listed building was partly demolished in 1903 for road-widening. The remaining parts are now used as offices.
The building dates from the 17th century. It was one of Ipswich's most ancient inns; one of only 24 listed on a town assessment of 1689.
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
To be lett immediately, the Rose in St Peter's Parish in Ipswich, being a very commodious House, with good Stables, Brew Office and utensils, ready Furnished together with a large Cellar and a good Stock of Beer...Inquire of Mr Samuel Lockwood, next Door to the Rose in Ipswich aforesaid.Ipswich Journal, May 9th 1730***
Robert Spalding (late servant to Robert Trotman Esq., begs leave to inform his friends and public, he has taken the Rose Inn, St Peter's, Ipswich, and hopes for a continuance of the favours received by his predecessor Mr Carrington; and the same assures them, no exertions on his part, shall be wanting to merit their encouragement and support.Ipswich Journal, February 1805**
To the creditors of Maffen Carrington, deceased, late of the Rose Inn, Ipswich, are requested to send an…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(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.