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 Old Marsh Tavern
Ipswich Old Marsh Tavern
also traded as Marsh Tavern
closed 31st May 1960
last owner/operator: tollemache
93-95 Princes St
grid reference TM 159 442
This old pub has been demolished.
Stood on the corner of Chalon Street (Railway Station side).
(information from Rod Cross)
We had thought that the Marsh Tavern had replaced the old Marsh Tavern but the following article suggests that they may have both traded near here at the same time for at least a while?
Mayhew (landlord of the Marsh Tavern and cab proprietor) was charged with receiving stolen horse feed from a Samuel Mealing. Mealing was seen frequently carrying a sack into Mayhew's public house by Mr Pooley (landlord of the Old Marsh Tavern) and Isaac Norman (landlord of the Three Swans)…
James Mansfield a dealer from East Bergholt was in the habit of attending the market at Ipswich and while there the Marsh Tavern in the Cattle Market . On the 20th March 1860, Mansfield was seen by the landlord, Benjamin Broker, to go to part of the Inn where he had no business, an area close to his foul house. The next morning Broker missed two Dorking hens and made every possible enquiry in the neighbourhood to no avail. From information received he went to a poulterer called Shepherd on the Tower Ditches and found one of his hens. Shepherd had purchased the hen from Mansfield in the Marsh Tavern yard for 1s 4d. Broker believed Shepherd and bought the hen back for 1s 9d and took it home. The hen immediately ran to the hen house where it was acknowledge by the other hens…
(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)
(*** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.