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last updated 25/01/2020

Felixstowe Marine Hotel

historical closure era: date unknown

The only reference we have seen to this is a singe newspaper report:

At the adjourned Licensing Sessions held at the Shire Hall Woodbridge, Mr A J Ford representing Mr Smith of Chelsea, applied for the renewal of the license for the Marine Hotel at Felixstowe. At the annual Brewster sessions, the magistrates requiring an assurance that the building would be completed in a fair time, the matter was adjourned to allow the applicant to produce a contract or tender for building the hotel. Mr Ford now informed the bench that his client had entered into a contract with John Youngs of Norwich, to build the hotel at a cost of £9855, the work to be completed in 9 months. The Bench was satisfied with the evidence produced, and the application for renewal of the license was therefore granted. According to the plans the new hotel , will, when completed, form a striking addition to Felixstowe, and being only a short distance from the station it will meet a long felt want. It is understood that between £4000 and £5000 will be expended on furnishing the new building, and the sanitary arrangements, as well as the ventilation of the whole building, will be of the most perfect description.Ipswich Journal, September 1895**

The "station" referred to will probably have been the old Beach Station, which was originally the only railway station in Felixstowe, so the hotel was probably somewhere at the south end of the promenade.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)