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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those planning to reopen when permitted are listed on this page.

Ipswich Freemasons' Tavern

Ipswich Freemasons' Tavern

also traded as Masons

Closed mid-2016

77-79 Victoria St, IP1 2LS

A genuine back-street local which could be hard to find. Historically the Freemasons', it traded in later years as just the "Masons".

Closed and boarded up as of June 2016. On July 17th the building was severely damaged by a fire. The pub's future is uncertain, but it seems unlikely to reopen. In February 2018, a planning application was lodged to demolish the building and replace it with flats.

It's 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

Historical interest

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Landlords

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Footnote

The Freemasons are a secretive male orientated fraternity or organisation that is usually divided into local groups - called "lodges" - and which today may seek to promote mutual self interest and some charity work. A pub with this name may signify a link (or former link) to a local lodge.

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

(** historic newspaper 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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