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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Ipswich Sunk Light Tavern

Ipswich Sunk Light Tavern

Closed between 1840 and 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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