Real Ale is sold here.
297 Norwich Rd, IP1 4BX
grid reference TM 153 454
owner/operator: Admiral Taverns
Extensively refurbished in Nov 2011. Now a brightly lit L shaped bar offering occasional live music, pool, darts and Sport TV.
The name refers to a battle between between the British and Russians in the Crimean War.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Live music
- Real fire
- Special events
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 1.1 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
A local amateur football team called Ipswich Association Football Club first played at Brook Hall, Broomfield (opposite the pub) from Oct 1878 onwards. For some time they used a room in the pub for changing. Ten years later they changed their name to Ipswich Town and consequently moved to Portman Road when they merged with a rugby club and eventually took over the whole site.
Died on the 1st at the Inkerman Inn, Norwich Road, aged 61, Joseph Rutter.
Charles Sole, landlord of the Three Cups, Bramford Road, Ipswich, told an Inquest on the body of Alfred Sayer, that the deceased had entered his house at 8 30 am taking half a pint and about half an hour later returned for another half pint…
The Battle of Inkermann was near Sevastapol in Crimea on 5th Nov 1854 and fought between an Anglo-French force versus the Russians. Also called the "Soldiers Battle" this allied victory subsequently led to the seige of Sevastapol.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson) and an Illustrated history of ITFC by Ken Rice
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)