In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.
Ipswich Cow & Gate
Ipswich Cow & Gate
Closed 1881 circa.
opened 1741 circa
1 Key St
grid reference TM 165 440
The Cow & Gate can be seen here on an 1881 map
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.
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)