In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. 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 terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
formerly Maidenhall Inn, The Maidenhall
Real Ale is understood not to be sold here.
69 Maidenhall Approach, IP2 8PG
grid reference TM 159 428
A modern pub on the sprawling Maidenhall estate.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.9 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
Opened in 1950, with a license from the closing Malt House, at which time it was called "The Maidenhall Inn". By 1960, when the Elephant & Castle's license was transferred (perhaps a full license replacing a beerhouse one?) it had become known as "The Maidenhall". The "Smock" name seems to have appeared fairly soon after this.
The original license was only a beerhouse license; the second license transfer provided a full license.
Recent reports suggest Real Ale is no longer available here; if you know differently, please let us know.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Licensing information from the Ipswich licensing records.