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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 White Hart Inn (Old White Hart)

Ipswich White Hart Inn (Old White Hart)

closed 1863

opened 16th century

St Lawrence St

grid reference TM 164 445 (approximate location)

One authority has the pub standing "in St Lawrence Street, facing the east end of the church".

This was one of Ipswich's most ancient inns; one of only 24 listed on a town assessment of 1689. An even earlier inn called the George may have stood on this site.

Rev. C.E. White tells us it "Once had a picturesque appearance with its quaint bow windows, street posts and old gateway, the spandrels of which latter were ornamented with the wood carving of a dragon." The spandrels are preserved and can now be seen adorning the entrance of Christchurch mansion. replaced by Suffolk House. Coaches once left from here to London, Norwich or Yarmouth.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

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

(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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