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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Ipswich Queen's Head

Ipswich Queen's Head

closed 31st December 1963

opened 1703

last owner/operator: Tolly Cobbold

33 St Matthew's St

grid reference TM 159 448 (approximate location)

The original Queen's Head was demolished when Civic Drive was built. A new pub of same name was subsequently built near to the site.

It was listed at Church Lane, which formerly ran roughly where the northern-most part of Civic Drive now is.

The Queens Head was popular with the USAF guys from Bentwaters and us Ipswich lads had a good black market going in cigarettes and booze which passed under the tables in the Queens Head. Happy days.from Ian Johnson

It's shown on this OS town plan of 1883.

old OS map

Map

map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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

Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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