also traded as Bee Hive
closed 23rd March 1960
last owner/operator: Tollemache
70 Carr St
grid reference TM 167 445
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
Located on Major's Corner, this pub quickly became a popular landmark and was often thought to have been an older building than it was due to the "mock Tudor" style of the building. It was demolished in 1960.
Thomas Hughes tells us:
Mrs. Grace Tremayne was my Grandmother, on my Mothers side. My parents Mr. & Mrs. Eric Gordon Hughes took over as publicans from her, and carried on as publicans until it closed in 1960. They then took over the Live and Let Live Wherstead Road Ipswich, until they both retired in 1986. The Live and Let Live as you know has since been demolished.
An earlier pub of same name was previously located at 16 Butter Market.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.