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Ipswich Rose Hotel

previously known as Rose Inn


closed November 23rd, 1969

last owner Tolly Cobbold

5-7 St Peter's St

grid reference TM 162 442

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 04/08/2015

This grade 2 listed building was partly demolished in 1903 for road-widening. The remaining parts are now used as offices.

The building dates from the 17th century. It was one of Ipswich's most ancient inns; one of only 24 listed on a town assessment of 1689.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 09 May 1730 that states :

To be lett immediately, the Rose in St Peter's Parish in Ipswich, being a very commodious House, with good Stables, Brew Office and utensils, ready Furnished together with a large Cellar and a good Stock of Beer...Inquire of Mr Samuel Lockwood, next Door to the Rose in Ipswich aforesaid

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Feb 1805 states :

Robert Spalding (late servant to Robert Trotman Esq., begs leave to inform his friends and public, he has taken the Rose Inn, St Peter's, Ipswich, and hopes for a continuance of the favours received by his predecessor Mr Carrington; and the same assures them, no exertions on his part, shall be wanting to merit their encouragement and support.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in May 1805 states that :

To the creditors of Maffen Carrington, deceased, late of the Rose Inn, Ipswich, are requested to send an account of their demands to his executor Mr Benjamin Carrington, of Harkstead. And all persons who stand indebted to the estate of Maffen Carrington, are desired to pay their debts to the aforesaid Benjamin Carrington within one month from the date hereof 5th May 1805.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 28 Jul in 1883 states that :

On 26th July, 1883 Thomas Jonathan BLUMFIELD was accused of being drunk & disorderly outside his own premises, The Rose Inn, St Peters Street, Ipswich between the hours of 12 - 1 in the morning. Pleaded guilty, fined 20s & costs 9s 6d

A notice in the Ipswich Journal** in Jan 1895 states that :

Rose Hotel, St. Peter's Street, Ipswich. Proprietor: A. Last. The above hotel has recently undergone considerable alterations and enlargements, and the proprietor begs to call the attention of the public to the fact that he has now every accommodation for commercial gentlemen and private parties. Breakfasts, dinners, teas supplied on reasonable terms. All classes of catering tendered for.

Also listed in St Nicholas St (1928)

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)