Ipswich Lock Tavern
also traded as as: Dock Tavern, Westgate's Commercial Hotelhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed September 11th, 1955
New Cut East
grid reference TM 167 438Something 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 30/12/2016
The former Lock Tavern was converted into flats in 1980, and subsequently demolished.
According to the book "A Victorian Vision, the building of Ipswich Wet Dock", the Lock Tavern started out as Westgate's Commercial Hotel.
The pub is shown here on the 1902 OS map. An older map at the Suffolk Record Office confirms this to have been the Lock Tavern.
The name refers to the original lock which is visible on this map as an indentation on the New Cut West side, not the current one.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)