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

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. 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 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 Porters Lodge

Ipswich Porters Lodge

Closed pre-1840.

opened 1815 circa

St Nicholas rd

grid reference TM 162 442

To be sold by auction, Lot 3, The newly erected brick built freehold messuage and public house, called the, Porter's Lodge, situated in the parish of St. Nicholas, together with stable, yard and large garden adjoining; also an exceedingly convenient, new erected and well suitable coal warehouse, next to the public road, with the said garden at the back thereof, communicating with the River Gipping, capable of containing 3 or 400 cauldrons of coals. Land tax redeemed.Ipswich Journal, July 1815**
A coroners inquest was held at the Royal William public House on the body of Mr Samuel Oldham aged 45, landlord of the Porters Lodge who was found drowned in the Gipping near Deep Corner. In evidence it was deposed that Oldham had been in low spirits for some time…

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Footnote

NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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