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

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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 Waggon and Horses

Ipswich Waggon and Horses

also traded as Waggon Inn

closed 1935.

opened 16th century

32 Buttermarket

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. …

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(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)

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