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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.

Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.

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 Lock Tavern

Ipswich Lock Tavern

also traded as Dock Tavern, Westgate's Commercial Hotel

closed 11th September 1955

New Cut East

grid reference TM 167 438

The former Lock Tavern was converted In to two flats and a house In the late 1950s, and subsequently demolished. Many thanks to Derrick Elliston who writes "I lived In The Ground Flat With My Parents. My Father Was A Boat Man For The Dock Commission."

According to the book "A Victorian Vision, the building of Ipswich Wet Dock", the Lock Tavern started out as Westgate's Commercial Hotel.

The name refers to the original lock which is visible on this map as an indentation on the New Cut West side, not the current one.

The pub is shown on this OS town plan of 1883.old OS map

Map

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Gallery

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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 book information from Bob Mitchell)

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