Photo of Suffolk Hotel

grid reference TM 161 446

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last updated 16/03/2018

Ipswich Suffolk Hotel

also traded as as: Suffolk Stores

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

opened before 1800?

closed February 1905

23 Westgate St

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The Suffolk Hotel closed in 1905 when a license renewal was refused.

At some time before 1888, the Bear & Crown was incorporated into the Suffolk Hotel. The 1884 OS map below shows two distinct pubs where the Suffolk now stands, perhaps confirming this?

Another story reports that it was originally called the Bear & Crown and rebuilt as the Suffolk Hotel after a 19th century fire. The previous story seems more convincing though.

old OS map

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Closure date from Borough Police records.