In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
formerly Bowman's, Tonic, Bar Pl@tinum
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)