Ipswich Bull and Dog
previously known as Bull Dog Inn, Black Lion?
closed February 1920
last owner cobbold
55 Fore St
grid reference TM 167 442
listed building grade II
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last updated 12/04/2015
By 1922 the pub had been converted into a Post Office and remains as a Post Office today. The license surrendered February 1920 according to the Borough Police licensed premises register.
The building dates from the 18th century or earlier.
We've seen one reference to this building as the Black Lion, though whether this is an older name or a mistake isn't currently known.
In 1888 listed at 53 Fore st, St Clements.
John Martin tells us:
My Great Grandmother Matilda Martin (later Wallace) ran the Bull & Dog in Fore Street in the late 1800s. When she re-married the family moved to the Lord Raglan on Woodbridge Road where she lived until the mid 1930s.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)