In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.
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.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
also traded as Cardinal's Head
closed 22nd March 1965
last owner/operator: Tolly Cobbold
18 Wolsey St
grid reference TM 160 441
The Zulu was originally only licensed as a beerhouse; the Ipswich licensing records show that the Zulu got its full license on February 29th 1960.
Since closure it's been demolished.
Mrs E Wright (pictured in gallery) was the last landlady and also was landlady here for over 50 years. She also had 6 children, 4 of whom were girls who later also ran Ipswich pubs, an extraordinary family achievement.
Ivy (and husband Archie) ran the Mountain Ash
Ruby (and husband Bill) ran the Water Lily
Winnie (and husband Buster) ran the Railway Tavern.
Daphnie (and husband Hubie) ran the Trafalgar
(their other two children were Violet & Sammy)
Mary Atthowe (nee Girling) was running the Tavern in 1881 after her husband, Ambrose died. She was about 57 at the time and had a female servant living there with her…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(detailed information from Jean Richardson)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.