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 Ship

Ipswich Ship

Closed pre-1840

St Matthew's Parish

To be sold, the Ship in St Matthew's Parish, Ipswich, an ancient and well accustom'd Inn, with a Brewhouse, Stable, Cock Water and other Conveniences, also a Messuage or Tenement adjoining to the same, the whole Freehold and in good Repair. Enquire of Mr Othniel Smith, next door to the Ship aforesaid.Ipswich Journal, November 24th 1753***
A malicious report of Smallpox at John Baxter's House, the Ship, in St Matthew's Parish, Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, May 25th 1754***
To be sold, a good Freehold House, in St Matthew's Parish, Ipswich, being the Sign of the Ship, now in the Occupation of John Baker; containing a Kitchen, three Parlours, good Chambers, a good Brewhouse, large Yard, and three Stables, with good Water, and a Cock adjoining to it; in good Repair, and lett at £15 a Year…



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