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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 Great Eastern Railway Hotel

Ipswich Great Eastern Railway Hotel

also traded as Great Eastern Railway Tavern, GER

closed 18th July 1908

81 Commercial Rd

grid reference TM 160 440

The Great Eastern Railway Hotel stood at the east side of the junction between Commercial Road and Wolsey Street.

Its closure date was recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923. The building has since been demolished.

It's shown (but not named) on this OS map of the 1890s. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Footnote

The Eastern Union Railway was opened for public passenger traffic in June 1846 from an end-on junction with the Eastern Counties Railway at Colchester to a terminus at Ipswich which now forms part of the Great Eastern Main Line. A connecting line to Bury St Edmunds opened in December 1846. Ipswich station then moved to the site of present station after the connecting tunnel was completed. The company became a constituent of the Great Eastern Railway in 1862.

(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)

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

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