also traded as Butcher & Compasses
South East, 51.98289,1.15811
opened 13th century
last owner/operator: Punch Taverns
Ipswich Rd (B1080), IP9 2QR
grid reference TM 169 363
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
A split level pub with a large bar and separate restaurant.
The pub also had undercover outdoor seating on decking at the front of he pub.
They could host private parties of up to 45 people, by arrangement, up to 45.
A garden was to the side of the pub, with a children's play area. There was occasional live music.
In October 2022, plans were lodged to convert the pub to housing.
George Finch was found guilty of stealing 40 guineas and half guineas from a Mrs Sarah White with whom he lodged. A number of witnesses came forward to tell of Finch's free spending including William Herbert, landlord of the Compasses, Holbrook and also a butcher, who said that Finch came to him for some meat but had no money. The next morning at 8 o'clock he returned and had 2 pints of purl; he changed an old guinea and paid for his beer and meat. William's wife Sarah also told of changing at least 4 guineas for Finch. Finch confessed and was sentenced to 7 years transportation.Ipswich Journal, March 1825**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.