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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 16/05/2018

Ipswich Chequer

historical era: ancient

High St (near the Corn Hill)

Overview | Historical info

One of several pubs in the town that used to host cock-fighting in eighteenth and early nineteenth century. This bloody spectacle could last several hours and was eventually banned in 1835. A one time it was particularly popular as a form of gambling and bouts were often held on festival days and during the Ipswich horse racing week.


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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)