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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 30/12/2019
Ipswich Malt House
also traded as as: Malt & Hopshistorical closure era: mid 20th century
last owner catchpole
36 New St
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. We moved to Rose & Crown and later to New Zealand in 1950 and I currently reside at the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia.from Geoffrey Elvin
(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)