Ipswich Saracen's Headhistorical era: mid 20th century
opened 17th century
closed October 30th, 1960
23 St Margaret's Green
grid reference TM 166 447Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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last updated 01/09/2016
Occupying a prominent position on St Margaret's Green, this was one of Ipswich's most ancient inns; one of only 24 listed in a town assessment of 1689. It now houses a business centre.
Also listed at Slone St.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 05 Jan 1745 states :
John Parker, a Sherrif's Officer and Bailiff, late from the George, Hintlesham, has now taken the Saracen's Head in St Margaret's Parish, Ipswich, formerly a well accustomed House.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 07 Sept 1745 states :
John Cunningham, Butcher of Mendlesham, hiring and entering the Saracen's Head in Ipswich, opposite to St Margaret's Green.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 26 Jun in 1830 states that :
Sarecen's Head Inn, St Margarets Green, Ipswich, Reason GOODWYN, Vetinary Surgeon, has taken the above Inn and moved from Woodbridge. He will run both the Inn & his vetinary practice from here.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1855 states :
Died on the 14th September 1855, aged 81; Robert Bedwell, late of the Saracen's Head, Ipswich, and formerly a farmer, of Henley.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)