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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as 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

grid reference TM 153 449

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. In February 2018, a planning application was lodged to demolish the building and replace it with flats, however when visited in May 2021 it was found to have been renovated and converted into a house.

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

Landlords

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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