formerly Victoria, Manning's Victoria Inn
Real Ale is sold here.
8 Cornhill, IP1 1DD
grid reference TM 161 446
town bar / diner, opened 17th century
owner/operator: Stonegate (formerly Ei Group) / Craft Union Pub Co (Stonegate)
A narrow fronted 16th century town pub that has a lot of space in a long, narrow, wood panelled, single bar and provides an oasis of calm in the town centre, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Outdoor tables and chairs in the summer provide the ideal place to watch the world go by. It's popular on Friday & Saturday evenings and extremely handy for the Town Hall, Corn Exchange or theatre visits. Food (12-6). Children are welcome until 7.30pm.
Take a moment to admire the unusual and attractive pub sign.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Evening meals
- Family friendly: Children welcome until 19:30
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Smoking area
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.6 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
Robert Manning, Corn hill, Ipswich, gratefully returns thanks for favours received and acquaints his friends he continues selling spirits at the following reduced prices… Fine brandy 12s, Jamaca Run 16s, Holland’s gin 21s 6d, English gin, peppermint and Anniseed at 5s 6d, cinnamon 9s per gallon. Ipswich Journal, 29 Nov 1783
To be sold on Tue 30 Dec at Golden Lion Ipswich about 6 o clock in eve than messuage and convenient premises pleasantly situated on Corn Hill and in occupation of Mr Robert Manning … consisting of an extensive cellar, front shop, accompting house, parlours, kitchen, pantry, and brewhouse… dining room and two garraets over ditto… four lodging chambers and back garret… in exceeding good repair and well supplied with water…
In the time of Queen Mary the Ipswich Martyrs were burnt at the stake on the Cornhill (in 1855) for their Protestant beliefs. A monument commemorating this event now stands in Christchurch Park.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
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