Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

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)