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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.

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 Royal Oak

Ipswich Royal Oak

Closed probably before 1735, definitely before 1830

opened before 1689

Tavern St

grid reference TM 163 446

The Royal Oak was a large inn which stood roughly where today's Superdrug shop is. It's said to have been here in Victorian times, though precise dates are unknown and there is some doubt about this claim. It's one of three pubs of this name to have existed in the town over the centuries, the others being in Northgate St and Felixstowe Road.

This is one of only 24 inns recorded in a town assessment of 1689.

There is a great degree of uncertainty about the dates this inn was open, as it isn't clear which historical records relate to this and which to the Northgate Street inn. However, we do have this document:…





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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)