grid reference TM 166 442 (approximate location)
This was one of Ipswich's most ancient inns; one of only 24 to appear on a town assessment of 1689. It was probably in Lower Orwell Street, St Mary on the Quay parish, based on the 1841 census. It has also been listed at Lower Orwell Place.
Married on the 23rd of May, at St Mary Key Church, Ipswich, by Rev, W Harbur, Mr William Ward, landlord of the Castle Inn Lower Brook St, to Miss Retty Orris, of St Mary Tower.Ipswich Journal, May 1850**
William Goss a sheep dresser was charged with stealing 19s from J Betts while he was drinking in the Castle.Bury & Norwich Post, March 26th 1861** (when Mrs Nunn was landlady)
To be sold by auction, the freehold public house, known as the Castle Inn, and having a frontage of 27ft in Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich. Containing: In the basement, a good cellar, with barrel entrance from the street…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)