Photo of Suffolk Hotel

grid reference TM 158 440

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last updated 16/03/2018

Ipswich Suffolk Hotel

historical era: late 20th century

closed 1970s

31 Commercial Rd

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This was later called the Suffolk Stores off licence.

Demolished a long time ago; it stood on the corner of Commercial Road and New Cardinal Street.

A report in the Ipswich Journal, April 1st 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.

Died on the 31st of July at Islington, William, son of Mr James Cherinton, late of the Suffolk Hotel, Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, August 1850**

At a Petty Sessions hearing on 29 September 1860, the Suffolk Hotel was refused a new spirits licence. Out of the twenty four applications only three establishments were granted licences.

To let. Situated on the Commercial Road, near the railway station, good stabling and Ten Pin Ground. Apply the Falcon Brewery.Ipswich Journal, 1860**

It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

(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).

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.