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 Station Hotel
Ipswich Station Hotel
formerly Riverside Hotel, Railway Station hotel, Railway hotel
Real Ale is sold here.
Burrell Rd, IP2 8AJ
grid reference TM 157 438
A large hotel bar located opposite to the main railway station and backing onto the River Gipping. Retaining a comfortable public bar and function room. Now much improved and renovated. it was taken over by Eddie Roberts, who previously ran Uncle Tom's Cabin (since closed).
Beers are by Greene King; it's understood that the "house" beers are re-badged GK ales.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.0 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The hotel is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
At a Petty Sessions hearing on 29 September 1860 the 'Station Hotel opposite the new railway station' was refused a new spirit licence. Out of the twenty four applications only three establishments were granted licences.
An extension of one hour on Friday evening was granted to Mr Dixon at the Station Hotel on the occasion of the Railway employees' dinner.Ipswich Journal, January 1880**
It was renamed the Riverside Hotel in November 2011, but reverted to the Station Hotel name in June 2015.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
Petty Sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings).
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)