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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 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.

Ipswich Gardeners' Arms (old)

Ipswich Gardeners' Arms (old)

Closed 1840-1920.

Fore Hamlet

grid reference TM 172 439

The exact location and history of this pub is still to be confirmed but it seems likely to have been on other side of road from the current Gardeners' Arms. Any information that can be supplied to assist us would be much appreciated.

It's listed at 88 Fore Hamlet until at least 1871.

It is sometimes called the Old Gardeners' Arms (but that was probably after the pub had closed).

Also see New Gardeners' Arms





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(detailed information by Chris Stanton)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)