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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Ipswich Assumption

Ipswich Assumption

Closed pre-1840.

opened 1527 circa

Lady Ln area

A well-known Ipswich Inn, called "The Assumption," was doubtless a favorite house,especially among strangers visiting the town under such Circumstances. It may have been in some way connected with the Chapel of "our Ladye of Grace," and in all probability stood not far from the building. All we know for certain is that the Inn stood in the town itself, but seeing that it was expressly provided by an act of the Great Court, that no building should be raised within some distance from the Chapel, it may be reasonably supposed that the Inn was at least not in close proximity.C H Evelyn White, 1888 paper for the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History

White also tells us that it was recorded as far back as 1528.…

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

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