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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 30/12/2019
Ipswich Angel Innhistorical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian
opened 15th century?
15 Angel Ln
A long established inn, these premises were listed in the 1844 White's Suffolk Trades Directory with carriers operating from the inn to Bucklesham. By late 1870s it had become rather run-down.
It was eventually demolished to make way for the municipal Fore Street Baths which opened in 1906. The baths are still in regular public use.
This was reputedly once a popular venue for Cistercian monks and one of the refreshment stops for perambulation processions - notably by St Clements parishioners at Rogation-tide.
A report in the Ipswich Journal, June 19th & 26th 1725***, makes reference to George Culliford selling wine by the Gallon at the sign of the Angel on the Key at Ipswich
An announcement was made of the death, last Thursday se'nnight at Nayland, Mr James Potter, aged 77, who formerly kept the Angel Inn, Stoke.Ipswich Journal, November 1810**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)