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

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the 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 Safe Harbour

Ipswich Safe Harbour

closed 1938.

opened 1840 circa

45 Borough Rd

grid reference TM 169 442

The Safe harbour was also listed at Dorkin Street.

Borough Road was the part of what's now Grimwade Street which ran from Rope Walk to Waterworks Street (now Star Lane.)

The pub can be seen here on an 1881 map

as shown on an 1881 map





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(detailed information by Karen Mullan)

(old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from John Martin)

(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)