Ipswich Suffolk Hotel

Ipswich Suffolk Hotel

also traded as Suffolk Stores

North East, 52.05829,1.1514

closed February 1905

opened 1820s approx.

23 Westgate St

grid reference TM 161 446

The hotel is shown on this OS town plan from about 1880 - it will have been the eastern PH of the pair - the western one was probably the Bear & Crown (larger map).

old OS map

The Suffolk Hotel closed in 1905 when a license renewal was refused.

At some time around 1888, the Bear & Crown, located adjacent to this building, was incorporated into the Suffolk Hotel. The 1884 OS map shows two distinct pubs where the Suffolk now stands, perhaps confirming this?

The building was later used as a restaurant before being converted into a retail outlet. The lower frontage has changed significantly in modern times.





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(** information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Closure date from Borough Police records.

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.