Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Ipswich Masons' Arms

Ipswich Masons' Arms

also traded as Cheerz Bar, Orchard, Creams, Jester

closed January 2015

58-60 Woodbridge Rd, IP4 2EG

grid reference TM 168 446

A small split level bar with Sky TV and enclosed beer garden to the rear.

It traded for many years as the Masons' Arms, then in later years as the Orchard.

It was renamed the Jester mid-2011, then became Cheerz(sic) bar late-2013/early-2014.

It was closed and boarded up late in January 2015. The entire site has since been sold for redevelopment to residential use, which was completed in 2018.





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)