In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Ipswich Orwell Inn
Ipswich Orwell Inn
62 Lower Orwell St
grid reference TM 166 441
James Adams, keeper of the Orwell Ale-house, in Lower Orwell Street, in the parish of Saint Mary Key, appeared, and having expressed his determination to treat the Magistrates with proper respect, both in their official capacity, and as gentlemen for the future, a license was granted to him to keep the said house for the ensuing year.Licensing records in 1939
As shown on an 1881 map
The pub has since been demolished.
The Orwell Inn may also listed at Orwell place, but this may be a different pub.
William Fisk, senior, landlord of the Orwell Inn, and his son William Fisk junior were charged with assaulting Daniel Dixey. There was a counter summons where Fisk junior charged Dixey with assault. The assaults appeared to arise out of Fisks refusal to draw some beer, and in the disgraceful fracas which took place, young Fisk knocked Dixey down with a poker. The magistrates convicted the Fisks and fined the younger 20s and costs, in default one months imprisonment. The elder received a fine of 10s and costs, in default 14 days imprisonment, and cautioned him as to the manner in which he conducted his house.Ipswich Journal, October 1860**
(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)