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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 14/01/2017
Ipswich Market Cross Tavernhistorical era: ancient
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 of Grapes in St Nicholas Parish, where Gentlemen and others may be served with several Sorts of Wines Neat, viz Red and White Ports, Mountain, Sherry, Canary &c. Wholesale or Retail at Reasonable Rates.Ipswich Journal, May 14th & 21st 1726***
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