formerly Bowman's, Tonic, Bar Pl@tinum
Real Ale is sold here.
1 Falcon St, IP1 1SH
grid reference TM 162 444
Reopened late October 2018 after renovation, with its historical name restored. But closed suddenly in mid-September 2019. It seems to have since reopened but trading appears, according to reports, to be sporadic. If you have any concrete information please let us know.
There are two handpumps, though it seems rare more than one is in use; quite often no Real Ale appears to be available.
Live music every Friday.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal***, August 10th 1728 to the Falcon in St Nicholas Parish, Ipswich.
To be lett and enter'd upon at Midsummer next, The Faulcon, a good and well accustomed Inn, in St Nicholas's Parish, Ipswich. Enquire of Mr George Pratt.pswich Journal, June 14th 1740***
John Curtis, from the Cock and Pye has now taken the Faulcon, in St Nicholas Street, Ipswich.
James Osborn (late Servant to John Sparrowe, Esq) has taken the Sign of the Faulcon in St Nicholas`street, Ipswich, late in the Occupation of Mr John Curtis, deceased.Ipswich Journal, February 5th 1743***
To be lett, the Falcon, situate in St Nicholas Parish, Ipswich. Enquire of Mr…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)