app
close

Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Ipswich Boars Head Inn

Ipswich Boars Head Inn

also traded as Blue Boar?

closed 1949

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…

Map

map

Gallery

expand

Historical interest

Historical interest

expand

Landlords

Landlords

(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.

X