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Ipswich Prince of Wales

Ipswich Prince of Wales

also traded as Warriors, Beaton Track, Top Banana

Closed about 1900

opened 17th cent early

14-20 Fore St

grid reference TM 166 443

The building is much altered from former times, having been cut back to allow road-widening. Through more recent years it's traded as a pub under several names, Top Banana being the most recent. The building has gone through a number of uses since Top Banana closed, few of them for long.

The Prince of Wales can be seen here on an 1881 map of Ipswich.

map showing the Prince of Wales

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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