Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. 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.
Ipswich Brewery Tap
Ipswich Brewery Tap
closed 17th March 2017
Cliff Ln, IP3 0AT
grid reference TM 170 431
Currently closed, future uncertain, though given the state of the site and huge fire within the brewery building in February 2020, it seems unlikely ever to reopen.
Former brewery offices converted into a bar in 1992 by the adjacent and historic Tolly Cobbold brewery. The pub was more recently independently-run and had an excellent reputation for its food and ales. There were generally a couple of Real Ales from Cliff Quay/Earl Soham as well as a selection of beers from (often unusual) other breweries.
The large main bar area and two nicely furnished small rooms to the front of the building provided excellent spaces for drinkers to escape from the noise of the town docks nearby but still offered some splendid views of the river. …
The building was also once used as a residence for brewers. It's also known to have been used at one time as a brothel.
It was opened as a pub by Tolly Cobbold at the time of the management buyout.
It became part of the Ridleys estate when the two brewery operations merged in 2002. Ridleys sold out to Greene King in 2005. It run at part of the Greene King estate from then until 2008. In 2009, Cliff Quay Brewery started operations in a loading bay at the adjacent brewery and took on the pub.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)