In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the 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 difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Ipswich Boars Head Inn
Ipswich Boars Head Inn
also traded as Blue Boar?
last owner/operator: cobbold
1-3 Boar's Head Ln, Stoke
grid reference TM 163 437
Boars Head Lane was the name for the part of what's now Austin Street, which runs between Bell Lane and Stoke Street.
The 1909 Ipswich Rates book lists the pub at 2 Austin Street. The 1891 & 1901 censuses also list the pub at 2 Austin Street. It's also listed variously in St Mary Stoke in 1830, at Whip Street in 1839 and in Bell Lane in 1844 & 1855.
After twenty years I have tracked down my grandfather's birth place. He was born in the Boars Head at Ipswich on the 27 Dec 1875. Needless to say family are very impressed he was born in pub. Interestingly when he grew up he worked at the same distillery that his father worked for on the river at Hammersmith.Martin Stockwell, Auz
In 1839 William Doole (Robson's Directory) was listed as the publican at the Boars Head Inn, Whip St, Ipswich…
To be Sold, the Blue Boar with a Malting-Office belonging to it, both being situated in St Mary at Elms Parish, Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, October 18th 1740***Could this be the same pub?
To be lett, the Boar's head, an ancient Publick-House, in Ipswich. Enquire of Mr Philip Smith, Common-Brewer in St Nicholas Parish.Ipswich Journal, January 28th 1758***
To be lett, the Malting Office at the Boar's Head. in Ipswich, now put into good Repair, with a good Cinder-Oven. It is twenty Comb steep. Enquire of Mrs Smith at the Brewing-Office, near the Bowling-Green, or of Mr. Wm. Grimwood in St Nicholas Parish.Ipswich Journal, September 1st 1764***
Came astray to the Boars head in St Mary Stoke Ipswich on Saturday last, a chestnut gelding and chestnut mare…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.