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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 16/05/2018
also traded as as: Blue Bellhistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
closed 1873 (another source says 1893)
1 Westgate St
The Bell was demolished many years ago. This corner was long known as "Bell Corner" and was the scene of laying the first stone of a new pavement in the year 1793, under an act that had been obtained for "paving, lighting, cleansing, and otherwise improving the town of Ipswich****."
It's also listed at the Cornhill and the corner of the Cornhill & Westgate St.
Another pub of same name may have existed on Museum St.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** from proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History, 1888)