CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 25/01/2020
Ipswich Blue Anchor Innhistorical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian
closed March 3rd, 1915
last owner catchpoles
26-28 Lower Orwell St
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.