Ipswich Welcome Stranger
also traded as as: Welcome Strangershistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
closed June 19th, 1909
19 (or 17) Fore Hamlet
grid reference TM 171 440Something 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 02/07/2017
This was a long standing, low lodging house and beer shop described as "often the resort of tramps, destitutes and other down and outs." In 1841 a newspaper report referred to it as "in so bad condition from imperfect ventilation, uncleanness and the number of persons congregated in [it] that [it was] detrimental to the health of the public." The lodgings comprised two day rooms and six bedrooms and twenty four beds - up to 43 lodgers.
In 1869 it was also listed at 29 Fore Hamlet.
It has since been demolished.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)