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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 30/08/2018
Ipswich Suffolk Hotelhistorical closure era: late 20th century
closed 1970 circa
31 Commercial Rd
It stood on the corner of Commercial Road and New Cardinal Street.
At a Petty Sessions hearing on 29 September 1860, the Suffolk Hotel was refused a new spirits licence. Out of the twenty four applications only three establishments were granted licences.
Later it was called the Suffolk Stores off licence.
Building has since been demolished and eventually this site was redeveloped into part of a Royal Mail sorting office. New Cardinal street has been shortened, so no longer exists in this location.
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(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)
Petty Sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings).
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.