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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Ipswich Elephant & Castle

Ipswich Elephant & Castle

closed 28th March 1960

last owner/operator: Ind Coope

5 Handford Rd

grid reference TM 158 445

The Elephant & Castle closed in 1960, with the license being transferred to the new Smock.

It was also listed at the Mount, which ran roughly from what's now the east end of Handford Road through to the junction of Elm Street and Black Horse Lane.

The building was demolished as part of the Civic Drive construction in the early 1960s. Its location was ascertained from an old photograph published at the EADT, cross referenced with old OS maps.

It can be seen on this old OS map from about 1904 (interactive map).

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

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Footnote

An elephant & castle has appeared in the crest of the Cutlers Company since 1622. Ivory was then used to create knife handles. Some claim that the name derives from "Infanta of Castile" a reference to Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

Closure date from the Ipswich licensing records.

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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