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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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 Ivy Leaf

Ipswich Ivy Leaf

also traded as Bantam Cock Inn

closed 1933.

54 Westgate St

grid reference TM 160 447

Between 1881-85 it was called Bantam Cock.

There is some confusion about the location of this pub, as we have two conflicting descriptions.

According to the Borough Police licensed premises register, a bobby on beat number one would have walked past the Crown & Anchor, then the Gladstone, the Ivy Leaf, the Victoria (now Manning's) and finally the Golden Lion.

However, the 1909 Ipswich Rates book shows it about four doors west of the Feathers, which stood on the corner with Lady Lane, which doesn't seem to fit with the beat book. The reported number (54 Westgate Street) seems to fit better with the Rates book. Perhaps the license moved between two buildings in between?

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

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