Ipswich Suffolk Hotel
31 Commercial Rd
grid reference TM 158 440
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 12/04/2015
Later called the Suffolk Stores off licence
Since demolished; it stood on the corner of Commercial Road and New Cardinal Street.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Apr-01 in 1837 when James Rowell was landlord states that he was a witness in a civil action concerning the ownership of a piece of reclaimed marshland in the St Mary Stoke parish.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Aug 1850 states that : Died on the 31st of July at Islington, William, son of Mr James Cherinton, late of the Suffolk Hotel, Ipswich.
At a Petty Sessions hearing on 29 September 1860 the Suffolk Hotel, Commercial Road was refused a new spirit licence. Out of the twenty four applications only three establishments were granted licences.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** of 1860 states that :
To let. Situated on the Commercial Road, near the railway station, good stabling and Ten Pin Ground. Apply the Falcon Brewery
(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)
Petty Sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings).