In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.

Ipswich Anchor Inn

Ipswich Anchor Inn

closed 3th December 1909.

last owner/operator: cobbold

25 Duke St

grid reference TM 170 440

The Anchor Inn's closure date was confirmed from the Borough Police licensed premises register, 1903-1923. The pub has since been demolished.

It's also been listed as being in Metz St.

The pub can be seen here on an 1881 map

map showing the pub in 1881

The 1901 Eastern Counties Directory lists it as The Anchor.





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)