Photo of Saracen's Head

Ipswich Saracen's Head

historical era: mid 20th century

opened 17th century

closed October 30th, 1960

23 St Margaret's Green

grid reference TM 166 447

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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)