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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 15/09/2017
Ipswich Great Eastern Railway Hotel
also traded as as: Great Eastern Railway Tavern, GERhistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
closed July 18th, 1908
81 Commercial Rd
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. larger map
(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.
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.