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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 31/12/2019
Ipswich Ship Launchhistorical closure era: 21st century
Shiplaunch Rd, IP3 0AX
The Ship Launch has also been listed historically as being in Cliff Road.
For many years it was the closest pub to the Cobbold brewery. It finally closed for good late in 2010 after a long period of sporadic opening and closure.
For several years afterwards it was a Chinese restaurant, called the Golden Ship, which for a short while had a couple of keg pumps and supposedly had plans (which never came to pass) for Real Ale.
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** information from David Green)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.