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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. 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 have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Ipswich Grapes

Ipswich Grapes

Closed about 1938

131 Woodhouse St

grid reference TM 171 444

The Grapes stood roughly where part of the current Suffolk College now stands. Woodhouse Street evolved in the 1830s as part of the development of the "Potteries" - an impoverished area of town, packed with low quality housing that was mostly cleared in the 1930s.

According to police records, the license was surrendered by Cobbold's in 1938 in exchange for one for the Thomas Eldred. This may have been a different Thomas Eldred to the modern one in north-west Ipswich, as that one dates from the 1950s.

The property is not listed in 1939 Kelly's Directory.

The pub has also been reported at Regent Street, New Victoria Street (in 1871) and Rope Walk.

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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)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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