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 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 Gun Inn
Ipswich Gun Inn
last owner/operator: cobbold
19 Key St
grid reference TM 166 441
This was one of Ipswich's most ancient inns; one of only 24 listed on a town assessment of 1689. The old coaching inn was eventually demolished in 1875 and replaced with a new building on just part of the former site.
These premises were listed in the 1844 White's Directory with carriers operating from the inn to Branston, Lavenham and Manningtree.
The Gun is also listed at John Street and Lower Orwell Street.
After closure it was used as a cafe for many years before being demolished in the 1970s.
The new pub can be seen here on an 1881 map:
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, January 1st 1743***, to the Gun at Ipswich.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, January 1st 1774***, to the Gun in St Clements parish, Ipswich.
To be sold by auction, without reserve, all the household furniture and other effects, of Mr W Carter, at the Gun Inn, St…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)