Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. 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 Cow & Gate
Ipswich Cow & Gate
Closed about 1881
opened about 1741
1 Key St
grid reference TM 165 440
These premises were listed in the 1844 White's Suffolk Trades Directory with carriers operating from the inn to Botesdale, Brundish, Cockfield, Eye, Lavenham, Mendlesham, Norwich, Stradbroke, Woolpit.
The Cow & Gate can be seen here on an 1881 map
To be lett, and enter'd upon at Midsummer, or Michaelmas next, the Cow and Gate, a well accustom'd Inn, situate in the Key Parish, Ipswich. The Stock of Beer and Household Goods to be disposed of. Enquire of Mr Michael Thirkle, Senior or Mr Thomas Wilder of Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, May 30th 1741***
The Cow and Gate Inn, situated near the Common Key in Ipswich is taken by John Thompson, formerly servant to John Corrance Esq of Rougham.Ipswich Journal, January 1st 1743***
Report of a burglary at the House of George Ixer, the Cow and Gate, Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, February 17th 1753***
The Acton, Halliday and Studd brewery let the Cow and Gate near the quays.Ipswich Journal, March 1st 1817**
Joseph Howes**** (married to Ann Ungless) was innkeeper here in 1822-23…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** information supplied by Neil Langridge)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(****historical information from Bob Hall)