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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 Railway

Ipswich Railway

also traded as Railway Hotel

Currently closed - may reopen?
Closed "until further notice" on March 17th 2020.

opened 1878

243 Foxhall Rd, IP3 8LG

grid reference TM 183 441

A large landmark building, close to Derby Road Station (which gave it its name). The Railway is a pub with a long-standing reputation for live music.

It was renovated late-2016 and is run as a pub/music venue with live music Friday and Saturday, plus occasional Sunday gigs. Admission fees may be payable on occasions to get in.

The pub may close early some nights if it's quiet and on occasions may not open at all.

The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)

old OS map





Historical interest

Historical interest




(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.