Closed between 1920 and 1970
last owner/operator: tollemache
St Peter's Dock
grid reference TM 169 440
It's thought that the Pilot closed some time between 1880 (when the map below was surveyed) and 1904 (when a subsequent map didn't show it). It is listed in the 1909 Rates book as "Vine Inn (late)" and was eventually sold by Tollemache brewery in 1924.
Demolished in 1930s.
This dockside area is now occupied by the new university central building.
It's also listed at the Quay and at Ridley's Quay (in 1844) and Dock Side (in 1891).
The Pilot can be seen here on an 1881 map
The estate of the late Mr Owen Ridley, a brewer of Ipswich was submitted to public competition on Wednesday 2nd July 1890 includes the following public house details:
The Pilot, Quay, Ipswich, let at £16 per annum (freehold).Ipswich Journal, July 1890**(It was eventually bought by the bid of Messrs. Tollemache).
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)