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 Suffolk Hotel
Ipswich Suffolk Hotel
Closed about 1970
31 Commercial Rd
grid reference TM 158 440
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. interactive map
A report in the Ipswich Journal, April 1st 1837** when James Rowell was landlord, states that he was a witness in a civil action concerning the ownership of a piece of reclaimed marshland in the St Mary Stoke parish.
Died on the 31st of July at Islington, William, son of Mr James Cherinton, late of the Suffolk Hotel, Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, August 1850**
To let. Situated on the Commercial Road, near the railway station, good stabling and Ten Pin Ground. Apply the Falcon Brewery.Ipswich Journal, 1860**
(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.