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Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

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

Ipswich Happy Return

Ipswich Happy Return

also traded as Happy Returns

closed 1984

73 Wykes Bishop St

grid reference TM 171 437

Recorded as being in Holywells Road in the 1903-1961 Ipswich licensing records.

Alice Crapnell and Arthur Felgate married and were running this pub in 1901.

NB: it may have been rebuilt sometime as this mainly industrial area developed, but we have no records of this happening.

As the shipyards in this area were gradually replaced by industrial premises and residential housing, the road network evolved and changed quite a lot in this area, hence contributing to the regular change of address.

In 1861 listed at 73 Brunswick Road, St Clement's parish. [Listed after Albion Street & Wykes Bishops Street & before Cliff Road].

In 1865 & 1871 it was listed at 73 Orwell Works Road. …

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

(detailed information by David Clow)

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

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

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