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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" 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.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

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

Ipswich Friars Head

Ipswich Friars Head

closed 2nd January 1972

last owner/operator: Tolly Cobbold

33 Friars Rd

grid reference TM 161 444

Friars Road ran roughly south-south-east from where the current Willis building is, to the east end of Wolsey St. The pub stood on the eastern junction of Friars Road and Friars Street where the two met Princes Street.

Also listed (1844) as Friar's St.

A Victorian brewery was located here.

The building has been demolished.

The pub 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

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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

Cosure date from Ipswich licensing records.

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** 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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