In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with 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.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Ipswich Malt House
Ipswich Malt House
also traded as Malt & Hops
last owner/operator: catchpole
36 New St
grid reference TM 170 442
The Malt House stood roughly where Suffolk College now stands. It closed in 1950, when the license was transferred to the "Maidenhall Inn". This may have been an earlier name for the Smock, though that pub got a license from the Elephant & Castle in 1960, so this is uncertain and there may have been another new pub there.
The pub is also listed at Long Street and at 38 New Street (in 1865). It's listed at http://www.tollycobbold.co.uk/ as having been open in 1924.
I was born in the Malthouse Pub on February 28th 1941, during an Air raid. My Parents, Charles and Hilda Elvin, were eventually bombed out of the Malthouse Pub (in Long Street) having to vacate on the 17th July 1944…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from the Ipswich licensing records.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)