Ipswich Dog & Partridge

Ipswich Dog & Partridge

also traded as Green Dragon, Partridge?


Closed between 1840 and 1920

14 St Margarets Plain / St

grid reference TM 165 447 (approximate location)

The Green Dragon is shown at 14 St Margaret's Plain in the 1871 census, which is the same address as the Dog & Partridge in the 1891 and 1901 censuses. One report puts it opposite the Running Buck, which would make it either where the building that was Bar Fontayne was later erected or nearby.

It's shown in a World War 1 photograph to the left (east) of GT Cook, shoeing smith, 12 St. Margaret's Plain (south side). It's not a pub in the 1932 Kelly's Directory. (Ipswich at War, John Smith, et. al.)

The Dog & Partridge is also reported as being on Old Foundry Road. This may actually be another name for the Partridge. (Or perhaps it had entrances in both streets?)…






The green dragon may be a reference to the Earl of Pembroke and appears on their coat of arms. William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)