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 & Pail
Ipswich Cow & Pail
Closed about 1933
opened Before 1823
7-11 Rope Walk
grid reference TM 167 444
The pub was listed as the Cow and Pail Inn in the 1932 Kelly's Directory, but as three separate properties in 1939. It seems likely that the Kelly's entries from 1912 onwards may have been for a different pub of the same name, as the 1909 Rating book shows it as "Cow & Pail (late)". Unless it re-opened at a later date (it's not clear what period these books were valid for).
It's also listed in "Rope Lane" (1830 & 1844) - presumably an earlier name for Rope Walk.
The Cow & Pail can be seen here on an 1881 map of Ipswich.
The sudden death was announced of Mrs Schulen wife of Mr Schulen of the Cow and Pail.Ipswich Journal, October 20th 1838** (when Mr Schulen was the landlord)
To be sold by auction the household furniture and effects of Mr Joseph Backhouse, Cow and Pail, Ipswich, who is quitting the occupation, comprising four feather and flock beds and bedding, 3 chest of drawers, bureau, two 8 day clocks, mahogany dining, Pembroke and painted tables, 3 dozen strong elm chairs, pewter and earthenware measures, glasses, spirit casks, and other miscellaneous requisites.Ipswich Journal, January 1845**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)