Ipswich Earl Grey
Ipswich Earl Grey
Closed between 1920 and 1970
1-3 Fore Hamlet
grid reference TM 170 440
The pub Earl Grey stood just in front of where Grimwade Hall (now flats) now stands.
It has been reported as closing in 1949, but the Ipswich licensing records show it closing in April 1955, with the license being transferred to the Flying Horse. (The property was certainly not listed in 1956).
The building was demolished in late 1950s.
Charlie Bishop tells us:
I lived in Ipswich for 18 years but was not born early enough to remember the Earl Grey, although I do remember Tolly ales. My late father's photo collection includes the Earl Grey (see pictures) and was taken in September 1957 - although the pub does not look very active. My father was a meticulous recorder of almost everything so I am convinced that this date is accurate.
Also listed at 13 Fore Hamlet (1881 census). Some other records put it in Back Hamlet.
To be let, a dwelling house and premises, situated in St Clements Parish, nearly opposite the upper end of Duke Street, of which extensive trade in butchering line and retailing beer has been carried out for several years, especially in supplying ships. Enquire of James Glading, at the Earl Grey, St. Clement’s, Ipswich. Ipswich Journal, Nov 1840**
The application made by Richard Green for a full license was refused by magistrates.Ipswich Journal, September 1870**
At a special sitting of the magistrates the license held by Richard Green to sell beer was granted after some deliberation…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure information from Ipswich licensing records.
(information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)