Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Ipswich Horse Shoes
Ipswich Horse Shoes
also traded as Black Horse Shoes, Three Horse Shoes
5 Curriers Ln
grid reference TM 159 445
The Horse Shoes is listed in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923, so evidently closed after 1923.
Since closure it has been demolished and replaced by a religious building.
Thomas Creed had quite a reputation amongst the licensed trade in Ipswich so it was no surprise to see him in court in October 1855; however, on this occasion he was prosecuting the landlord of the Currier's Arms, Frederick Pipe, for assault. Creed told the court that he had spent most of an afternoon in Pipe's house drinking beer and porter with a number of fellow workmen. When he went to pay and found he owed 3s 2d a "disturbance occurred" and he claimed that he had "his face slapped and knocked about shamefully", in addition to which he was made to leave his shoes behind for security. Pipe in his defence told the court of how Creed had on several occasions annoyed him and he had in the past physically thrown his accuser into the street…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)