Ipswich Steam Brewery Inn

Ipswich Steam Brewery Inn

also traded as Brewery Inn

West, 52.05651,1.1563

closed 21st August 1920

last owner/operator: Tollemache

39 Upper Brook St

grid reference TM 164 444

The pub is shown on this OS town plan from about 1880 (larger map).

old OS map

This old pub is a Grade 2 listed building dating from the early 19th century. In recent years it's been left to decay into a poor state.

It was called the Steam Brewery Tap when it was owned by Victorian brewer Charles Cullingham, who set-up his "steam brewery" to the rear of the pub. The archway through the pub building would have been the entrance to the brewery from Brook Street.

It was renamed the Brewery Inn after pub and brewery being acquired by Tollemache (after 1887), and later used as offices.





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(old PO directory information courtesy of

Closure date from Borough Police records.

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.