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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Ipswich Suffolk Hotel

Ipswich Suffolk Hotel

also traded as Suffolk Stores

closed February 1905

opened 1820s approx.

23 Westgate St

grid reference TM 161 446

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.

old OS 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)

(** information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Closure date from Borough Police records.

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