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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).





Historical interest

Historical interest




(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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)