In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with 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.
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.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Ipswich Bull's Head
Ipswich Bull's Head
also traded as Old Bull's Head
closed 31st August 1958
last owner/operator: tollemache
grid reference TM 166 443
The building is thought to date from the 17th century.
The Bull's Head is also listed at Orwell Place (in 1839, 1865, 1891 & 1932).
After closure it became a part of "Martin & Newby" a popular hardware shop for many years.
The pub is shown on this OS town plan of 1884.
Died, on 28 July, 1837, in the 90th year of her age, Elizabeth, relict of the late Mr Joseph WAILING, formerly of the Bulls Head Inn, IpswichIpswich Journal, August 5th 1837***
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post, December 28th 1838**, states that the pub was sold to Mr Kimber as part of the Samuel Alexander's Brewery sale, the Bulls Head selling for £860.
Bulls Head Inn, Orwell Place, Ipswich - R.C. UNGLESS has made arrangements with Messrs Kimber, Gross & Co…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** historical information from Bob Hall)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com )