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

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