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Ipswich Rampant Horse
also traded as as: Chequershistorical closure era: ancient
St Matthew's St
This was one of the town's most ancient inns; one of only 24 to appear on an assessment of 1689. It stood on the site of the later Crown & Anchor.
One of several pubs in the town that used to host cock-fighting in eighteenth and early nineteenth century. This bloody spectacle could last several hours and was eventually banned in 1835. A one time it was particularly popular as a form of gambling and bouts were often held on festival days and during the Ipswich horse racing week.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)