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 King's Arms Inn
Ipswich King's Arms Inn
also traded as Eight Bells
closed 21st August 1966
last owner/operator: Tolly Cobbold
grid reference TM 162 446
This pub seems once to have been a fair bit bigger, possibly incorporating much of what's now the Nat West bank (or possibly an upstairs part of it). It has been described as having three bars - one reserved for men only - reputedly the last one of that type in Ipswich.
It was rebuilt as the Kings Arms (about 1872) but dates back much further and is possibly on the site of an earlier pub called the Three Connies.
It's also listed as 25 or 28 Cornhill - before the post office building was erected (about 1881).
Victoria Inn, Berners Street, Ipswich. Mr BACON thanks customers at King's Arms Inn, Cornhill during his 7 years residing there & confirms he has moved to the Victoria.Ipswich Journal, April 28th 1849***
Died on the 14th after a short illness, aged 86, Elizabeth, widow of Mr Edmund Gooch, for many years landlord of the King's Arms Inn, Cornhill, Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, July 1850**
The King's Arms Inn, near the Corn Exchange, Ipswich - All the Household Furniture & Entire Fixtures, upon the Premises, the house being about to be pulled down for extensive alterations.Ipswich Journal, March 18th 1871***
A dinner was held at the King's Arms Hotel, Ipswich, in January 1875 where about forty mechanics employed by Messrs…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)