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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.

Ipswich Sunk Light Tavern

Ipswich Sunk Light Tavern

Closed 1840-1920

Cliff Quay

grid reference TM 169 430 (approximate location)

This is listed in the census immediately after Cliff House and Cliff Brewery House, the Ship Launch is the last entry.

The only concrete reference so far apart from the census is on 1839/40 drawn sections along the River Orwell, produced during the planning of the Wet Dock (held in Suffolk Record Office). Although not locating the pub precisely, these drawing seem to locate it approximately 3000 feet south of the Wherry Inn, so roughly in the area where it's marked on our map.

There are rumours of a pub in this area which was situated on an old light vessel. It may be that this was it. There may be some connection with the Sunk Centre Lightvessel (often referred to as the Sunk Light). Perhaps this was a re-use of an earlier vessel on this station?

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

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