Ipswich Pack Horse Innhistorical era: ancient
opened 16th century
St Margaret's Plain
grid reference TM 165 447Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II*
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last updated 01/10/2016
Now an estate agency.
The building dates from the 16th or 17th century, but suffered major remodelling in the 20th century for road-widening. It doesn't appear in the borough licensing records for 1903-1923 or on maps as early as 1883, so probably closed before the latter date.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 31 Jan 1736 states :
To be lett, the Pack Horse Inn in St Margaret's Parish, a very good accustomed House, late in the occupation of Mr Adam Collings. Inquire of Mr Trotman about the Pack Horse and of Mr Collings, at the Galley Hoy in St Clement's.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)