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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 06/01/2019
Ipswich Boars Head Inn
also traded as as: Blue Boar?historical era: mid 20th century
last owner cobbold
1-3 Boar's Head Ln, Stoke
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.
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
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. William Doole was my Gt Gt Gt Grandfather.Judith Rudge
(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.