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 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 White Elm Inn
Ipswich White Elm Inn
closed 18th March 1965
last owner/operator: tollemache
23 Bishop's Hill
grid reference TM 174 438
The White Elm is also reported at 141-143 Fore Hamlet (the Bishop's Hill address is from the Ipswich licensing records).
It's also listed at Cavendish Street and at 23 Bishop's Hill.
One of several pubs in the town that used to host cock-fighting in eighteenth and early nineteenth century. This bloody spectacle could last several hours and was eventually banned in 1835. A one time it was particularly popular as a form of gambling and bouts were often held during festival days and during the Ipswich horse racing week.
It's shown on this OS town plan of 1883.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, April 11th 1752*** to Robert Baker at the White Elm in Ipswich
To be sold by auction at The Bowling Green, Ipswich on Tuesday 23rd March, 1802 at 7pm, All that good accustomed Inn, called The White Elm, with the yard, garden & orchard thereto belonging, situate in the parish of St Clement, Ipswich and now in the occupation of John EASTY, or his undertenants.Ipswich Journal, March 13th 1802***
To be sold by auction, by order of Mr George Bellamy, who is leaving the White Elm, Ipswich, part of the excellent household furniture, featherbeds and bedding, large willow dinner service, 33 dozen knives and forks, 20 dozen mugs, 30 dozen of beer and liquor glasses, liquor casks, spirit measures, tables, etc…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)