As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.
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.
closed 5th April 1958
30 Tavern St
grid reference TM 163 446
The Mitre stood on the corner of Tavern St and Dial Lane. A December 2016 article in the EADT identifies its location as "on the west" side of Dial Lane.
The 1903-1961 Ipswich licensing record shows the Mitre as standing in "Old Buttermarket" (an alternative name for Dial Lane, or perhaps the area?) It ceased trading as a pub in 1958, after which it operated only as an off-license. Confusingly, there was also another Mitre pub at the same time, in St Helen's Street.
Beside the houses already mentioned, one of the most important and extensive, was that known as the " Mitre," standing at comer of Dial Lane. Its position, in what may be termed an ecclesiastical neighbourhood, sufficiently accounts for its name, which in some cases is not so very evident as in this…
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, June 10th & 17th 1727***, to the Mitre Tavern in Ipswich?
To be lett, the house and shop at the end of Tower Lane, over against the Mitre Tavern, in Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, April 5th 1729***
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, August 18th 1753***, to Samuel Borrett, at the Mitre, Ipswich.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, February 16th 1754***, to Samuel Borret at the Mitre Tavern (a further reference was made in July 1744)
To be lett, a Publick House where there is a Certainty of Drawing about one hundred Barrels of Strong Beer, Small and Spiritous Liquors in Proportion...Enquire at the Mitre in Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, August 23rd 1755***
To be sold, the Mitre Tavern, an old accustom'd House, well situated for Business, near the C…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)