In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with 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.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Ipswich Admirals Head
Ipswich Admirals Head
also traded as Admiral Vernon's Head
opened roughly 1740s
2 & 4 St Margaret's St
The pub's name probably refers to Admiral Vernon; resident of Nacton and victor in the 1739 Battle of Portobello.
These premises were listed in the 1844 White's Directory with carriers then operating from the inn to Woodbridge.
After closure it was used as an antique shop for several years.
It can be seen on this OS town plan of 1883.
The pub is listed at 2 & 4 St Margaret's Street, next to the Red Lion (formerly Lion) which is at number 6. After this pub closed the Red Lion, was listed at number 4.
It's also been listed at St Margaret's green
On 8th May there will be a severe trial of manhood between William Manby of Ipswich and William Parry of Bramford ... for ten guineas each at the Admiral Vernon's Head...Manby having challenged Parry to a boxing match. Ipswich Journal, April 29th 1749***
Daniel Edrington, Painter, from the Tankard, has taken (and completely fitted up) the Admiral Vernon's Head, in the Parish of St Margaret, Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, April 7th 1759***
To be lett, the Admiral Vernon's Head, in the Parish of St Margaret, in Ipswich…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)