In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. 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 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 George inn
Ipswich George inn
An inn called the George was known to exist as far back as 1528; whether it was this one or another located elsewhere in the town isn't known.
This is probably another name for the Royal George, which has been reported at 1 & 3 Tower Ramparts and 13 High Street (St Matthew's parish).
A George/Royal George is also listed at 1 Victoria Street and 1 Woodhouse Street (St Clement's parish). Victoria Street is an earlier name for Woodhouse Street. (Not to be confused with Victoria Street, St Matthew's parish.)
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, July 23rd 1743***, to the George in St Matthew's Parish, Ipswich.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, April 27th 1734***, to the George in St Matthew's Parish, Ipswich.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, January 1st 1743*** to the George, near St Matthew's Gate, Ipswich.
To be sold, all that Freehold Messuage or Tenement and Inn, call'd the George, in St Matthew's, in Ipswich, being an ancient and well accustom'd Inn, with good and convenient Houses, Outhouses and Stables, now in the Occupation of Mr John Welch.Ipswich Journal, May 12th 1750***
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)