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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 Blue Anchor Inn

Ipswich Blue Anchor Inn

closed 3th March 1915.

last owner/operator: catchpoles

26-28 Lower Orwell St

grid reference TM 166 442

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.

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Historical interest

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Footnote

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)

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