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 Waggon and Horses
Ipswich Waggon and Horses
also traded as Waggon Inn
opened 16th century
grid reference TM 163 445
These premises are listed in the 1844 White's Directory with carriers operating from the inn to Bentley, Boxford, Burgh, Bury St Edmunds, Chelmondiston, Copdock, Elmsett, Ewarton, Grundisburgh, Hadleigh, Harwich, Manningtree, Nayland, Newton, Oakley, Shotley, Stowmarket, Sudbury, Stutton, Tattingstone, Witnesham, and Woodbridge.
The Town Wagon was a weekly 16th century coach from here to London. One early proprietor Robert Lane, was the originator, builder and driver of the Ipswich-London stage-waggon. He was recognised and rewarded for his pioneering work by Elizabeth I who recorded in the great Court Book in 1582 that he had had the bestowal of the freedom of the borough upon him and the bestowal of the right to have the only trade of wagons within the town for a period of 10 years. …
Edward Anderson, at the Sign of the Waggon in the Butter-Market, in Ipswich, intends to follow his Trade of Stay-Making and Child's Coat Making which he was regularly brought up to.Ipswich Journal, February 6th 1748***
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, July 2nd & 9th 1726***, to Isaac Cundall at the Wagon, Ipswich.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, April 28th 1733*** to the Waggon in the Butter-Market, Ipswich (In September the paper names the landlord as Daniel Heckford)
A notice placed in the May Ipswich Journal stating that Robert Ellis begs leave to return his grateful thanks to his friends and customers in general, for the liberal encouragement he has met with…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(detailed information by Linda Edwards)
(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)