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.
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 Blue Post
Ipswich Blue Post
also traded as Old Blue Posts, New Blue Posts
Closed about 1828
284 Woodbridge Rd
grid reference TM 178 451
The Blue Post was mentioned in a book called "A Brief History of St.John's Parish Ipswich" by Kenneth H. Brown. It's now been converted to a pair of half timbered cottages.
(Information from Mary Pereira)
A report in the Norwich and Bury Post** dated November 21st 1827** announced the sale of Acton, Halliday and Studd brewery in June 1828 that also included the following Lot:
A brick built dwelling house and premises abutting turnpike road leading from Ipswich to Woodbridge (formerly the New Blue Posts PH) situate in St Margaret's & St Helen's Ipswich. The house contains a large parlour (formerly the tap room); a front bow-window room (formerly the bar); a front parlour and a back parlour, a kitchen & 2 pantries, a large cellar and 5 chambers. Also a walled yard, a detached backhouse with chamber; a stable for 4 horses and hay chamber; a cart lodge, a boarded hut & yard behind, and a pump of excellent water.
Was the New Blue Posts situated close to the Old Blue Posts or the same building?…
Blue posts were often used as an easy means of building identification before street numbering systems became widespread in usage during the 18th cent.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** information supplied by Neil Langridge)