Ipswich Lion & Lamb
Ipswich Lion & Lamb
closed 18th July 1908
67 Fore St
grid reference TM 167 442
The closure date is recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923.
To be sold by auction, by direction of the proprietor, Mr M Rowell, who is compelled to relinquish the establishment from severe indisposition. All those very eligible and substantially brick built premises, situated in Back Street, St. Clement's, Ipswich; comprising that well accustomed public house, known as the Lion and Lamb, with small brewery and butcher's shop thereunto attached, in the occupation of the proprietor. The interior embraces butcher's shop, 2 sitting rooms, bar, tap room, 7 bedrooms, yard, brewery with back entrance, excellent cellar, and every convenience. The above compact property deserves the attention of brewers, or any person requiring a snug ready money concern, as, from its attractive position, being situated in one of the most populous and daily improving parts of the town, its proximity to the Paper Mills and Quays must secure to an active tenant a large return. The whole is in excellent repair, the larger portion being new within the last 12 months. The frontage to Back Street is 40ft and to Angel Lane 22ft. Possession can be given immediately.Ipswich Journal, May 1850**
A report in the Ipswich Journal, June 8th 1895**, when R Brookes was the landlord states that Harry Howles, a labourer, was acquitted of stealing £5 from Mr Brookes.
To be sold by auction, a well situated freehold beer-house, at the corner of Angel Lane and Church Lane; known as the Lion and Lamb. The house is substantially built and consists of a shop with four lower rooms, four bedrooms and one attic bedroom. Also has a good cellar, a small paved yard, and an outhouse. The property is now in the occupation of William Gardener, whose tenancy will expire on 6 April. Ipswich Journal, Feb 1865**
Walter Pike was found guilty of refusing to quit the Lion and Lamb public house in Fore Street, Ipswich, when asked to do so by the landlord, John Bloss. When Pike entered the pub he was drunk and therefore refused a drink, he became abusive and had to be ejected, however, he returned and was thrown out again…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)