Ipswich Suffolk Hotel
also traded as as: Suffolk Storeshistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
opened before 1800?
closed February 1905
23 Westgate St
grid reference TM 161 446Something 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 30/12/2016
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.
(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.