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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Ipswich Wilkes Head

Ipswich Wilkes Head

Closed about 1774

Fore Hamlet

The pub was named after John Wilkes, who was held in high esteem for "writing down" the Marquis of Bute.

To be sold, a Freehold Tenement situate in the Fore Hamlet in Ipswich, lately known by the Sign of Wilk's Head.Ipswich Journal, 6th Aug 1774***
To be lett or sold, a Tenement, situated in the Hamlet in Ipswich, formerly known by the Sign of the Wilkes's Head.Ipswich Journal, 25 Feb 1775***

It was probably renamed after this sale was completed (presumably it's then one of the other pubs listed in the area).

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

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