Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Ipswich Woolpack

Ipswich Woolpack

formerly Wool Pack

Due to current regulations, pubs can only sell drinks when accompanied by a substantial meal. This means not all pubs can reopen at present.



We are now open for


Thursday-Sunday with many of your favourite dishes available for you to take home.

These new lockdown rules do mean ORDERING IN ADVANCE OVER THE PHONE (01473 215862 or if busy text 07440453590 and we will call you back), collecting from our socially distanced waiting area, and ordering any beer in advance too.

Menus on the pub's website.

Real Ale is sold here.

1 Tuddenham Rd, IP4 2SH

grid reference TM 167 450

bar / diner, opened 15th century

owner/operator: Patron Capital

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(01473) 215862

(01473) 215862

This friendly bar has the feel of a country pub, despite only being a short walk from the town centre. Adjacent to one of the entrances of Christchurch park, it comprises a tiny snug at front, flanked by a large lounge and a small public bar. A larger room at the back leads to a small car-park. It usually offers up to 6 well-kept Real Ales on hand pump and attracts a varied clientèle. The patio drinking area at the front is also often popular (weather permitting).

An interesting and varied selection of good quality home-cooked food - including several fish options (they now serve food all seven days a week including breakfast, lunch and dinner). They offer a traditional pub menu - all home made.…






Historical interest

Historical interest





Just inside the nearby Christchurch park is a memorial to nine "Ipswich martyrs" who were burnt at the stake for their adherence to the protestant faith, as part of the Marian persecutions. Two of the martyrs, Alexander Gooch (of Woodbridge) and Alice Driver (of Grundisburgh) were executed on 4th November 1558, just two weeks before Queen Mary's death.

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

(some information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)