Ipswich King's Arms Innhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed August 21st, 1966
last owner Tolly Cobbold
grid reference TM 162 446Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 17/03/2016
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)