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

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.

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 Black Bell

Ipswich Black Bell

also traded as Bell

closed 1936.

last owner/operator: cobbold

34 Museum St

grid reference TM 160 445

The Black Bell has also been variously reported at St Mary at Elm Street in 1830 and at 26 Elm Street in 1844, 1855, 1881 & 1888.

It can be seen on this OS town plan of 1883.

old OS map





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)