Due to the latest government regulations, pubs currently have to close by 10pm. Opening hours displayed on this page may not take account of this change.
Pub has reopened. Current opening hours:
Real Ale is sold here.
2 Dog's Head St, IP4 1AD
grid reference TM 164 444
bar / diner
There is a large split level main bar, with a separate restaurant, patio and other seating areas. The Plough is popular with football supporters on match days. Sky sports TV is shown and there is occasional live music.
The original building dates from the 17th century. Sometime in the late 1880s this building was much reduced in size when Dog's Head Street was widened and straightened for trams.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cash machine
- Cask Marque accredited
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Smoking area
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.7 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Listed at Dog's Head St (by 1904) also at Turret Lane in 1844, St Stephen's Lane in 1855, 1865 & 1869, and Old Cattle Market in 1888, 1891 & 1900
Sunday died, Mr John Gooding, of the Plough Inn, Ipswich, aged 53.Ipswich Journal, November 1830**
These premises were listed in the 1844 Whites Directory with carriers operating from the inn to Blaxhall & Elmsett.
The case against Thomas Oakley for refusing to quit the Plough, Ipswich, when asked to by the landlord John Barber was dismissed. A fight had ensued after two Yorkshire men picked an argument with a sailor from a man of war and Oakley had intervened…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)