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Pub has reopened. Current opening hours:
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.
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.
In the early 20th century, the nearby Apollo Gardens (now built upon) were a popular site for summer entertainments when a large marquee would be erected and summer theatre was performed…
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)