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Ipswich Portobello Inn

Ipswich Portobello Inn

also traded as Porto Bello

52.056253,1.159827

Closed between 1840 and 1920

39 Upper Orwell St

grid reference TM 167 444

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

map of Portobello

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

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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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