In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Ipswich Ipswich Arms (Muckman's, Bridge house)

Ipswich Ipswich Arms (Muckman's, Bridge house)

closed 1999.

opened pre-1837

145 London Rd

grid reference TM 151 445

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.

The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map




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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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