In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Ipswich Market Cross Tavern

Ipswich Market Cross Tavern

Closed pre-1840.


Whereas Mr John Matthews having fitted up the Market Cross Tavern in Ipswich for the Sale of his Wines, neat and in tire (by Mr Thomas Crawley, the present tenant) This gives notice that Mr Crawley, now buying Wines from London, the said Mr Matthew cannot warrant his Wines to be Sold neat any longer at the said Tavern, nor hath he supplied him with any since the beginning of March last, nor will sell anymore to the said House 'till Midsummer next, when Mr Martin Cobbald of the Queen's Head Inn in Woodbridge takes possession of the said Tavern where to will be built very large new Stables, with other Accommodations for the Entertainment of Gentlemen and Travellers.Ipswich Journal, April 9th & 16th 1726***
Thomas Crawley Removed from the Cross Tavern on the Corn-Hill in Ipswich to the Bunch o…

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