Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. 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 difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Ipswich Queen's Head
Ipswich Queen's Head
closed 31st December 1963
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.
To be let at Michaelmas next, the Queen's Head in Ipswich, a very Convenient and a good Accustomed House; Some of the Furniture to be sold as it stands. Enquire at the said House, or of Mr Nash.Ipswich Journal, July 24th & 31st 1725***
References appear in the Ipswich Journal, January 15th & 22nd 1726***, to the Queen's Head Tavern in Ipswich.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, July 2nd 1726***, to Mr Benj. Smith at the Queen's Head, Ipswich
References appear in the Ipswich Journal, November 11th & 18th 1727***, to Mr Benjamin Smith at the Queen's Head in Ipswich.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, March 28th 1730***, to the Queen's Head, Ipswich.…
(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)