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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 27/02/2017
Ipswich Wilkes Headhistorical era: ancient
closed 1774 circa
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)