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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Ipswich Zulu

Ipswich Zulu

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…

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Gallery

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Landlords

Landlords

(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.

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