Ipswich Angel Innhistorical era: Victorian or Edwardian
opened 15th century?
15 Angel Ln
grid reference TM 167 441Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
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last updated 04/08/2016
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)