Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Ipswich Mulberry Tree
Ipswich Mulberry Tree
also traded as Milestone Beer House, Beer House, Mulberrys
closed 2nd July 2017
5 Woodbridge Rd, IP4 2EA
grid reference TM 166 447
Closed in 2017 and subsequently converted into a Kurdish community centre.
It was a popular, large pub, with a single main servery and several interconnected drinking areas.
This pub had a wide selection of Real Ales (8 on hand pump) and a minimum of 8 ciders (up to 12 from spring till October) on draught.
There was live music several nights a week, when the pub could get very busy.
The current building dates from 1928 when it was built to replace the original Mulberry Tree pub which stood just in front of it.
The original pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
The death was announced of Mr John Stearn, aged 48, of the Mulberry Tree Inn, Ipswich who died on February 4th 1860.Ipswich Journal, February 1860**
Mr George Turner is instructed to Put Off, in consequence of the death of Mr John Stearn, the late proprietor, that well accustomed Inn, with meadow, yard and stabling known as the "Mulberry Tree," Woodbridge Road. Valuation about £200.Ipswich Journal, February 11th 1860
In 1865 the Mulberry Tree is listed at 1 Woodbridge Rd.
The Ipswich & Suffolk Licensed Victuallers Association banquet was held at the Waggon & Horses, Old Butter Market…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.