Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

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Ipswich Blue Anchor Inn

Ipswich Blue Anchor Inn

closed 3rd March 1915

last owner/operator: catchpoles

26-28 Lower Orwell St

grid reference TM 166 442 (approximate location)

The closure date for the Blue Anchor was recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923. It's since been demolished.

The pub may also be listed as just the Anchor.



Historical interest

Historical interest





Blue is a heraldic colour of hope. The spare anchor at sea was often known as the hope anchor. "Anker" can also relate to a measurement of 8.5 gallons.

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

(1891 Census data from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)