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.
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.