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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. 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 be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Ipswich Compasses?

Ipswich Compasses?

Thought to have been a pub but there is a degree of doubt.

All we know about this pub is a single newspaper report:

To be sold by auction, all the household furniture, and other effects, of Mr John Bromley, at the Compasses Inn, Ipswich,; comprising five 4-post and tent bedsteads, with cotton and moreen furniture; 4 stump bedsteads, 5 featherbeds and bedding, 3 chests with drawers, about 2 dozen of chairs, dining and other tables, excellent 30 hour clock in wainscot case, pier and dressing glasses, fenders, fire irons, glass and earthenware, 3 motion beer engine and pipe, 2 pigs, 3 hens and a cockerel, quantity of wheelwrights tools, 1 bench, sundry tools, quantity of fire wood.Ipswich Journal, September 1835**

(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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