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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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 Steamboat Tavern
Ipswich Steamboat Tavern
formerly Steam Boat
Menu of takeaway available on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSteamboatTavern/ local delivery available for larger orders. Please call us on 01473 601902 to place your order and arrange a collection/delivery time. For vulnerable people we can deliver smaller orders, and are happy to help out where we can for shopping/medicine collection (please call us to discuss).
Real Ale is sold here.
78 New Cut West, IP2 8HW
grid reference TM 167 436
A popular riverside single bar pub which features live music and good food prepared on the premises.
There's a beer garden, live music including Jazz on Sundays & Folk, Blues & Punk sessions - see the pub's website for details.
Suffolk song writers play here monthly.
The pub is located close to the impressive (Grade 2 listed) Felaw Malting buildings - one the largest traditional malting sites ever built in East Anglia (built in 1904 and 1911 respectively). Malting finished here in 1981. Now the two buildings are used as offices. The malting buildings replaced the even earlier St Peter's workhouse (erected in 1836-7) to accommodate up to 400 inmates.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area: River view at front
- Beer served through handpumps
- Cask Marque accredited
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available: 2/3
- Dogs welcome: very welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly: up until 20:00
- Live music: also plays vinyl. Customers are welcome to bring along their own records.
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Smoking area: Covered
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available: Free
Railway station about 0.7 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
At a Petty Sessions hearing on September 29th 1860 'The Steamboat Tavern, near the new landing-stage' was refused a new spirit licence. Out of the twenty four applications only three establishments were granted licences.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Petty Sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings).