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 Old Times
Ipswich Old Times
formerly Buskers, Cardinal Arms, Memphis Belle, New Times?
Real Ale is sold here.
324 Spring Rd, IP4 5NG
grid reference TM 182 448
music bar, opened 1880s
A popular, lively, music bar with a pool table and regular disco and karaoke evenings. Sky sports are shown.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Live music
- Separate bar
- Smoking area
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.6 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
At a Petty Sessions hearing on September 29th 1860 The Old Times, California was refused a new spirit licence. Out of the twenty four applications only three establishments were granted licences.
It may also be historically listed in Cauldwell Hall Road.
The 1861 Census lists The New Times, Cauldwell Hall Road, which is thought to refer to this pub.
Died on the 2nd January 1895, Sarah Cook, mother of Mr Charles Cook, Old Times Tavern, St. John's, Ipswich, aged 90.Ipswich Journal, January 1895**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Petty Sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings).
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)