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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 25/01/2020

Ipswich Blue Anchor Inn

historical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed March 3rd, 1915

last owner catchpoles

26-28 Lower Orwell St

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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.

(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)


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.