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In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.

A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with 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.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

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

Ipswich Crown & Anchor

Ipswich Crown & Anchor

closed 1986

opened 1840s

10 Westgate St

grid reference TM 161 446

The current building stands on the site of earlier pub(s) known to date back to at least the 16th century. These include the Chequers (later renamed Rampant Horse) and the Griffin.

Listed in 1823 as a commercial inn, the old buildings were demolished in 1838.

Rebuilt in 1840s. By 1855 is listed as a posting house, and in 1874 as the "Crown & Anchor Family & Commercial Hotel & posting house".

Gothic ornate front was built in 1898-99

In 1912 it was listed as a commercial hotel & motor garage.

The hotel now houses WH Smith and Clark's.

The hotel is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

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Footnote

"The man resposible for this sonework re-fronting of The Crown & Anchor Hotel was one of the foremost 19th century Ipswich architects, Thomas W. Cotman, nephew of the famous watercolourist, John Sell Cotman. His use of stone, not a characterisitic local building material in Ipswich, for business premises is unusual and can be seen in other fine town buildings including the nearby Lloyds Chambers on Cornhill" (Ipswich Borough Conservation Officer, Bob Kindred)

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

(** information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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