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Ipswich Rainbow Hotel



closed

closed November 6th, 1961

last owner Tolly Cobbold

2-4 St Matthew's St

grid reference TM 159 447


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last updated 13/04/2015

Famously this prominent pub closed soon after a murder occurred on the premises.

Since demolished. The road junction is now much wider.

Ian Johnson tells us:

Popular with many US service men at a time when the USAF was rather racially segregated. The white folks went to the Queens Head and the coloured servicemen took over the Rainbow. I saw a few fights and the Military Police used to turn up and throw the drunks in the back of a van. They were then grounded on the base for a while.


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

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)


Note

Nearby, Hyde Park Corner is a name given to the junction of Crown St, St Matthew's St and Westgate St.