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 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
Daniel Pinner was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment in July 1840 for the theft of 2 candlesticks and 2 snuffers the property of Mr William Batley, of the Lifeboat public house in Stoke, Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, July 1840**
Sale of Lifeboat Public House, situate in the Wherstead Road...let to Mr BATLEY at the low yearly rent of £6 10s.Ipswich Journal, August 14th 1847***
At the Ipswich Petty Sessions of January 1885 the license for the Lifeboat Inn, Wherstead Road, was transferred from Charles Garrod to James Barker.Ipswich Journal, July 1885**
(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.