In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.
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.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Ipswich Arbor House
Ipswich Arbor House
formerly Arboretum Hotel, Arboretum Inn, Arboretum
Due to current regulations, pubs are closed until December 2nd. From that date, they can only sell drinks when accompanied by a substantial meal. This means not all pubs can reopen at present.
Real Ale is sold here.
43 High St, IP1 3QL
grid reference TM 161 449
A single bar pub close to Ipswich Museum. Originally called the Arboretum, it was renamed in 2016. The name derives from the nearby arboretum (tree garden) in Christchurch Park.
There are generally two or three, well-kept, Real Ales available; normally at least one of which is a seasonal ale from a local brewer.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Smoking area
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.8 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The address was listed as 1 Claude Street until c1871, & 29 High Street by 1881 and until at least 1911. The Arboretum Hotel was put up for auction in 1852 by Mr George Turner. The property comprised: 'entrance hall with two well fitted-up parlours; a concert or club room 33ft by 16ft 6in; airy bedrooms; stables, cart sheds; large yard with wide entrance to main street.'
At a Petty Sessions hearing on 29 September 1860 The Arboretum Hotel was refused a new spirit licence. Out of the twenty four applications only three establishments were granted licences.
According to the Ipswich licensing records, the Arboretum got its full (ie not just beer) license on February 6th 1956.…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Auction and Petty Sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings).
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