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Ipswich Joiners Arms

Ipswich Joiners Arms

Closed 1957 (21 nov)

4 Castle St

grid reference TM 158 446 (approximate location)

Castle St was roughly where the New Wolsey Theatre now stands. The Ipswich licensing records and Rate books show that although listed as a beerhouse, it was only licensed for off-sales.

Demolished as part of the Civic drive development.








The Company of Joiners were granted a coat of arms in 1571. Traditionally they were usually employed in producing more ornamental work than carpenters.

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

(old PO directory information courtesy of