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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. 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 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 Portobello Inn

Ipswich Portobello Inn

also traded as Porto Bello

closed 28th September 1907.

39 Upper Orwell St

grid reference TM 167 444

The building has suffered some re-modelling since it was an inn; the upper floor used to have a substantial over-hang.

It can be seen here on an 1881 map of Ipswich.

map of Portobello

Map

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Gallery

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

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Footnote

Probably named after capture of Porto Bello by Admiral Vernon in 1739. Later the Admiral was MP for Ipswich from 1741-60. The admiral lived in Orwell Park and was popular locally but will also be long remembered for watering down Navy Rum, for which he was also known as "old grog".

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

(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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