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Ipswich King's Arms Inn

historical era: mid 20th century

closed August 21st, 1966

last owner Tolly Cobbold


grid reference TM 162 446

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last updated 13/09/2016

Rebuilt circa 1872 but dating back much further, this pub seems once to have been a fair bit bigger, possibly incorporating much of what's now the Nat West bank (or possibly an upstairs part of it).

Also listed as 25 or 28 Cornhill.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 28 Apr in 1849 states that :

Victoria Inn, Berners Street, Ipswich. Mr BACON thanks customers at King's Arms Inn, Cornhill during his 7 years residing there & confirms he has moved to the Victoria.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jul 1850 states that : Died on the 14th after a short illness, aged 86, Elizabeth, widow of Mr Edmund Gooch, for many years landlord of the King's Arms Inn, Cornhill, Ipswich.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 18 Mar in 1871 states that :

The King's Arms Inn, near the Corn Exchange, Ipswich - All the Household Furniture & Entire Fixtures, upon the Premises, the house being about to be pulled down for extensive alterations.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jan 1875 states :

A dinner was held at the King's Arms Hotel, Ipswich, in January 1875 where about forty mechanics employed by Messrs. E and E C Gibbons, builders and contractors, sat down to an excellent dinner which was put on the table by host Mr Page in his usual creditable style.

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

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)