Ipswich Station Hotel
Ipswich Station Hotel
formerly Riverside Hotel, Railway Station hotel, Railway hotel
South West, 52.05091,1.14516
Real Ale is sold here.
Burrell Rd, IP2 8AJ
grid reference TM 157 438
hotel, opened victorian
owner/operator: Greene King
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. Real ale is available here only very occasionally.
- 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**
Philip Last (Died 23 Oct 1902) is listed at the Station Hotel in the Cobbolds & co Tenant rent book at £50pa from Nov 1895 to Oct 1902 (Suffolk Archives doc ref HA231/5/3)
Lucy Anne Last is listed at the Station Hotel in the Cobbolds & co Tenant rent book at £50pa from Oct 1902 to May 1903 (Suffolk Archives doc ref HA231/5/3)…
(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)