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Photo of Lock Tavern

Ipswich Lock Tavern

also traded as as: Dock Tavern, Westgate's Commercial Hotel

historical era: mid 20th century

closed September 11th, 1955

New Cut East

grid reference TM 167 438

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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.Lock Tavern on 1902 OS map

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)