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Ipswich Bear & Crown (Bear)

Ipswich Bear & Crown (Bear)

North, 52.05826,1.15168

Closed: about 1885

19? Westgate St

grid reference TM 161 446

The pub is probably the western-most PH of the pair shown on this OS town plan from about 1880 (larger map).

old OS map

It seems likely that the Bear & Crown occupied a long-gone building which has been replaced by the modern retail unit making up the western part of the Primark shop.

In 1888 it was recorded that "[it] some years ago became absorbed in the Suffolk Hotel".

A fire is recorded at the premises in 1828 requiring extensive rebuilding, so the name may have changed after this?

NOTE: Is this the correct Bear & Crown? (another is also listed in London Road) - please let Nigel know if you have more information



Historical interest

Historical interest

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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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