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Ipswich Steam Packet

Ipswich Steam Packet

also traded as Compasses, Compass, Three Compasses

North East, 52.052418,1.164315

Closed between 1920 and 1970

last owner/operator: cobbold

2-4 Duke St

grid reference TM 170 440

The Steam Packet can be seen here on an 1881 map

pub shown on an 1881 map

This building dates from the early 19th century, though there has been an inn on the site since at least 1765.

The pub is shown on a 1778 map as "The Compass"; so sometime in the early 19th century it had become "the Compasses"; it's marked as such on plans understood to date from about the time the Wet Dock was opened (1842).

Now used for student accommodation.

Ian Johnson tells us:

They had a coal stove in the bar with an iron chimney pipe going up through the ceiling. I once leant nonchalantly against that pipe and burned my palm so badly that I had to be rushed to hospital on the back of my mate's motorbike…

Map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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