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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 Gun Inn

Ipswich Gun Inn

closed 1941.

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.

The new pub can be seen here on an 1881 map:

as seen on an 1881 map

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.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(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)

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