Ipswich Earl Grey
1-3 Fore Hamlet
grid reference TM 170 440
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last updated 30/01/2015
Also listed at 13 Fore Hamlet (1881 census).
Stood just in front of where Grimwade Hall once stood - now flats.
Has been reported as closing in 1949, but the Ipswich licensing records show it closing in April 1955, with the license being transferred to the Flying Horse. (Property was certainly not listed in 1956)
Also may be listed as in Back Hamlet.
It was demolished in the late-1950s.
"I lived in Ipswich for 18 years but was not born early enough to remember the Earl Grey, although I do remember Tolly ales. My late fatherââ‚¬â„¢s photo collection includes the Earl Grey (see pictures) and was taken in September 1957 ââ‚¬â€œ although the pub does not look very active. My father was a meticulous rec order of almost everything so I am convinced that this date is accurate."
(information from Charlie Bishop)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure information from Ipswich licensing records.
(information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)