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 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).
William Rayner called at the Elephant and Castle, Mount Street, after closing time asking for a pint of beer. When refused he pushed Ellen Gooderham (employed by Mr Rose) against the counter. On the same evening he had assaulted Margaret Rose the landlady. The case against Rayner was proved and he received a fine of 10s or 7 days in each case.Ipswich Journal, August 20th 1892** (when Mr Rose & Margaret Rose were the landlord and landlady
To put off, with immediate possession, the Elephant & Castle Inn, Mount, Ipswich. Valuation £150, if required, reduced to £100 - Apply on the premises.Ipswich Journal, November 21st 1851***
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.