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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 Curson Lodge

Ipswich Curson Lodge

Closed 1840-1920

1 Silent St

grid reference TM 162 442

Curson Lodge is believed to date from the early 16th century. It was built either as an inn or a lodging house. During the 17th century, the building was used as a naval hospital.

It seems most probable that it was originally a lodging-house for Lord Curson's Elephant & Castle on the opposite corner of Silent Street. There seems to be some confusion in the historic record between the two buildings, both being said to have been used as a naval hospital and inn.

One theory about the origins of Silent Street's name is that when Curson Lodge was being used as a hospital for soldiers wounded in the Dutch wars of the 1650s, the noise of horses and carts in the street kept disturbing them, so straw was lain in the road to make it silent.…

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

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