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Ipswich Lock Tavern

previously known as Dock Tavern, Westgate's Commercial Hotel

mid 20th century

closed September 11th, 1955

New Cut East

grid reference TM 167 438

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last updated 30/01/2015

Converted into flats in 1980, since demolished.

According to the book "A Victorian Vision, the building of Ipswich Wet Dock", the Lock Tavern started out as Westgate's Commercial Hotel.

Shown here on the 1902 OS map. An older map at the Suffolk Record Office confirms this to have been the Lock Tavern.probable Lock Tavern on 1902 OS map

(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)