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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the 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.

Ipswich Spread Eagle

Ipswich Spread Eagle

Real Ale is sold here.
Reopened September 2015

1-3 Fore St, IP4 1JW

grid reference TM 167 443

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owner/operator: Grain Brewery

(01473) 421858

(01473) 421858

This distinctive Grade 2 listed building is the sole survivor of four pubs which once stood at this junction.

Recent refurbishment during summer 2015 restored the whole building to a high standard and the split level bar has been sympathetically furnished throughout. Now up to six real ales on hand-pump (all from Grain) plus a wide selection of craft and imported beers. A selection of imported bottled beers are also available. Some bar snacks and daytime food options are available.

Sadly the refurbishment included replacing the attractive red & yellow external paintwork with a dull grey.

The building dates from the 16th or 17th century.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

The spread eagle was originally a Roman sign and later used by many countries including Austria, Germany, Russia, Spain & France. The sign is also used by many English noble families. Its popularity as an inn sign owes a lot to the fact that it was the device of Catherine of Aragon.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)

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