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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.

Ipswich Emperor

Ipswich Emperor

closed April 2012.

293 Norwich Rd, IP1 4BP

grid reference TM 151 456

The Emperor has been converted into yet another unwanted Tesco shop.

We are taking on derelict or vandalised pubs, not those which are still actively trading, and for all sorts of reasons those pubs were not successful. We go into communities and ask people what they want and how we can deliver that. Tesco statement to the GuardianThey never explained how this applies in the case of the Emperor.

Punch Taverns decided to close the pub even earlier than intended, in April 2013. A nice slap in the face for the publican and customers.

It had a real wood fire, three large leather sofas and was non-smoking since mid-2006. Real Ale was sometimes served on gravity. A mild was always available (usually Ansells). Pub food was available, including some vegetarian options.…

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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