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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 07/05/2019
Ipswich Earl Greyhistorical era: mid 20th century
1-3 Fore Hamlet
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.
(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)