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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Ipswich Bell

Ipswich Bell

also traded as Blue Bell

Closed 1873 (another source says 1893)

1 Westgate St

grid reference TM 162 446

The Bell was demolished many years ago. This corner was long known as "Bell Corner" and was the scene of laying the first stone of a new pavement in the year 1793, under an act that had been obtained for "paving, lighting, cleansing, and otherwise improving the town of Ipswich****."

It's also listed at the Cornhill and the corner of the Cornhill & Westgate St.

Another pub of same name may have existed on Museum St.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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

(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(**** from proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History, 1888)

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