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 Welcome Sailor
Ipswich Welcome Sailor
Closed about 1924
2 Fore Hamlet
grid reference TM 170 440
This pub was listed at 1 and 2 Fore Hamlet before 1891 and also mentioned as being in Duke Street.
Previously on this site was a pub called the Cock, which has been dated back to 1609, but we do not know if any of this survived to be a part of the later building. The nearby junction was also once known as Cock corner.
The property was not listed in 1932, but the pub was listed in the 1903-1923 Borough Police licensed premises register, so must have closed after 1923.
This pub has since been demolished.
The pub can be seen here on an 1881 map. The Congregational Chapel shown was Grimwade Hall, now part of the residential development that fronts the roundabout between Fore and Back Hamlets.
To be sold by auction, at the White Horse Hotel, Ipswich, the freehold and capitally situated public house known as the Welcome Sailor, at the corner of Duke Street and Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, in the occupation of Mr James Burnett.Ipswich Journal, July 1865**
Married on the 13th at St. Clement's Church, Mr Edward Downing, youngest son of Mr C Downing, to Caroline daughter of Edmund Rose, of the Welcome Sailor, St Clement's [parish], Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, March 1870**
A report in the Ipswich Journal, December 7th 1877** states that landlord, Mr C Bullard, attended a meeting of the Licenced Victullers Association.
Joseph Wilson and Mary Squirrell were lovers, she was married but seperated from her husband but nethertheless her parents disapproved of their relationship…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)