Ipswich Angel Inn
opened 15th century?
15 Angel Ln
grid reference TM 167 441
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last updated 12/04/2015
A long established inn. The premises were listed in the 1844 White's Suffolk Trades Directory with carriers operating from the inn to Bucklesham. By late 1870s it had become rather run-down.
It was eventually demolished to make way for the municipal Fore Street Baths which opened in 1906. The baths are still in regular public use.
Reputedly this was once a popular venue for Cistercian monks and one of the refreshment stops for perambulation processions - notably by St Clements parishioners at Rogation-tide.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** in 19 & 26 Jun 1725 gives reference to George Culliford selling wine by the Gallon at the sign of the Angel on the Key at Ipswich
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Nov 1810 states that : An announcement was made of the death, last Thursday se'nnight at Nayland, Mr James Potter, aged 77, who formerly kept the Angel Inn, Stoke.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)