Ipswich Ipswich Arms (Muckman's, Bridge house)

Ipswich Ipswich Arms (Muckman's, Bridge house)

North, 52.05795,1.13686

closed 1999

opened pre-1837

145 London Rd

grid reference TM 151 445

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

Originally a small beerhouse on what was then the edge of town, dating back to 1837 or earlier. The small beerhouse was later replaced by the the larger building remembered from more recent times.

Listed at 119 London Road in 1869.

It may also be listed as being in Handford Rd.

Some older local residents remember it bing renamed Bridge House during World War two to help thwart enemy invaders.

Demolished, together with the Royal William, for a new supermarket. The building had been allowed to deteriorate for some time prior to final closure, with several broken windows left unrepaired at the time.

Owner/operator: Famous Pub Co.
Recently acquired by a new pub chain. An extensive renovation planned.
Beers: Adnams Bitter; Tetley Bitter.CAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide





Historical interest

Historical interest




(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)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)

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