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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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 Ivy Leaf
Ipswich Ivy Leaf
also traded as Bantam Cock Inn
54 Westgate St
grid reference TM 160 447 (approximate location)
Between 1881-85 it was called the 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?
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)