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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 Ocean Queen

Ipswich Ocean Queen

also traded as New Ocean Queen

closed 19th June 1909

4 Salthouse St

grid reference TM 168 441

The Ocean Queen was once known as a resort of prostitutes and dubious characters. In the 1870s it comprised a public house and four adjacent two roomed cottages in a small yard, most of which could be shut off from the street. Some of the buildings were let out furnished, some not. The landlord also reputedly kept a menagerie of birds, monkeys and dogs. By the 1891 census the four cottages each had a young female "housekeeper" in residence.

The pub was destroyed by a Second World War bomb. It was replaced by a Lloyd's bank, which in more recent years was converted into the Briarbank Brewery and tasting room.

The closure date is recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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