Closed between 1840 and 1920
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)
Jacob William Moss, landlord of the Castle Beer House, Salt House Street, was charged with assaulting William Webb, landlord of the Original Ocean Queen. There had been a disturbance outside the Green Man Inn, late on a Friday night amongst some foreigners. Webb had interfered and removed one of them, a lodger, to his house, on returning Moss approached him and struck him twice…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)