Photo of Isaacs

grid reference TM 168 440

opened 1985

owner Free House

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(Times last updated 04/01/2013)

listed building grade II*

Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 31/12/2019

Ipswich Isaacs

previously known as: Malt Kiln, Cobbolds on the Quay

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

7 Wherry Quay, IP4 1AS

01473 259952

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Grade 2* listed, former Malting buildings including a splendid historical kiln. The two bars are on separate levels (one above other) with a large enclosed courtyard to the side. Increasingly popular as the dock area is being rejuvenated with new housing and university.

Most of the building dates from the late 18th/early 19th century, though some parts are older. The pub was greatly extended in early 2009. The company also owns Briarbank Brewery in the old bank building on Fore Street.

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.8 mile away Railway station about 0.8 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

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


Isaac Lord was a local businessman who bought this Ipswich waterfront site from the Cobbold brewing family in 1900. Some buildings date from the early 15C to late 18C, reflecting the site's commercial and industrial use over four centuries.

During the period of Cobbolds ownership, some buildings were used as a Maltings, and a pub called the Wherry Inn was also located on the site. In 1930, Reginald Cooper joined Isaac Lord's business, helping to grow the firm's corn and coal interests, and eventually becoming the owner of the property.