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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. 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 be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

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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