Ipswich Blue Post
previously known as: Old Blue Posts, New Blue Postshistorical era: before 1840
closed 1828 circa
284 Woodbridge Rd
grid reference TM 178 451Something 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 27/02/2016
Mentioned in a book called "A Brief History of St.John's Parish Ipswich" by Kenneth H. Brown. Now converted to a pair of half timbered cottages.
(Information from Mary Pereira)
A report in Norwich and Bury Post** dated 21 Nov 1827 announced the sale of Acton, Halliday and Studd brewery in June 1828 that also included the following Lot:
A brick built dwelling house and premises abutting turnpike road leading from Ipswich to Woodbridge (formerly the New Blue Posts PH) situate in St Margaret's & St Helen's Ipswich. The house contains a large parlour (formerly the tap room); a front bow-window room (formerly the bar); a front parlour and a back parlour, a kitchen & 2 pantries, a large cellar and 5 chambers. Also a walled yard, a detached backhouse with chamber; a stable for 4 horses and hay chamber; a cart lodge, a boarded hut & yard behind, and a pump of excellent water.
Was the New Blue Posts situated close to the Old Blue Posts or the same building?
A pub was listed as Old Blue Post at 1 Woodbridge Rd. in 1881 census?
Not listed as a beer retailer in the 1932 Kelly's Directory.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** information supplied by Neil Langridge)
Blue posts were often used as an easy means of building identification before street numbering systems became widespread in usage during the 18th cent.