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grid reference TM 159 438

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last updated 30/12/2019

Ipswich Railway Tavern

also traded as as: Locomotive

historical closure era: late 20th century

closed June 28th, 1987

61 Burrell Rd

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The pub was demolished and replaced with flats.

It may also may be listed as 1 Burrell St.

The Railway Tavern in Burrell Rd will close on Sunday - much to the disappointment of regular drinkers who say the pub has always made a healthy profit. Jack Tibbenham said, "This is a smashing pub with a friendly atmosphere and it is a great shame it is closing". Other drinkers at the pub were also upset at the closure decision: "Budgie" said, "There will be a lot of Ipswich people who will be upset because of this". Landlord Mr David Jones said, "I think it has been on the cards for some time. There are three Tolly pubs in the immediate area and the sad truth is that only two can really make a living." Mr Jones is also landlord of the Ship Launch public house and he said any Railway Tavern regulars would be most welcome there.East Anglian Daily Times, June 25th 1987***
Robert Watson, chief engineer of the Castilian Prince at Harwich, pleaded guilty to obtaining by false pretences from Ellen Maria Green, of the Railway Tavern, Stoke, Ipswich, food, refreshments, and tobacco. He was sentenced to two months' hard labour for this crime.Ipswich Journal, January 1895**

(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)

(*** information from David Green)