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listed building grade II
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last updated 21/01/2020
Ipswich Unicornhistorical closure era: late 20th century
closed July 11th, 1977
last owner Tolly Cobbold
2-4 Orwell Place
The building dates from the early-mid 19th century.
The Unicorn was formerly owned by the nearby (still standing) Catchpole Brewery. Adjacent to the hotel were houses for both the brewer and brewery employees (now converted into restaurants).
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.
(** information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.