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Reopened pubs

As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.


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.

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 John Barleycorn

Ipswich John Barleycorn

closed 17th March 1958

last owner/operator: tollemache

101 Woodhouse St

grid reference TM 170 443

The pub is also listed at 73 Woodhouse Street (before 1904), 9 New Victoria Street (in 1871) and Pottery Street. The 1883 OS map places it on the north-west corner of the junction between Woodhouse Street and Dove Lane. It was closed in 1958 as part of a long-standing scheme to reduce the number of "excess" alcohol licenses and was the last premises to be demolished in the potteries - a poor suburb of the town that was subsequently redeveloped to become the Civic college and more recently the New college (and part of the university campus). Therefore most of these local roads no longer exist.

It's shown on this OS town plan of 1883.

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

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Footnote

John Barleycorn is usually a jocular reference to beer or ale or malt liquor and often used in verse - historically associations would be of "noble blood", usually a supporter of the crown and other traditional values.

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

Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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