Ipswich Welcome Stranger
previously known as Welcome Strangers
19 (or 17) Fore Hamlet
grid reference TM 171 440
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 12/04/2015
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 of two day rooms and six bedrooms and twenty four beds - up to 43 lodgers.
In 1869 also listed at 29 Fore Hamlet.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)