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Due to the latest lockdown regulations, pubs can no longer sell alcohol for takeaway or click & collect. Delivery is still permitted, as is the sale of takeaway food. We will update all entries on this site over the next few days to take account of the new situation.

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Ipswich Lifeboat Inn

Ipswich Lifeboat Inn

also traded as Life Boat

closed 5th September 1965

last owner/operator: Tolly Cobbold

381-383 Wherstead Rd

grid reference TM 162 426

The Lifeboat used to have a large stuffed sturgeon on display by the bar, which was allegedly caught in the river Orwell. It has now been converted into offices.

The pub is also listed at Halifax (1839-1888) and Halifax Row (in 1844).

It's shown (but not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

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

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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