Ipswich Alma Innhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed 1966 (july)
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 16/07/2015
Chenery St. ran north from Crown St, roughly where Crown Pools now stand.
The 1909 Ipswich Rates book records that despite its name, the Alma Inn was actually a beerhouse that was only licensed for off-sales.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
The Alma is a river on the Crimea peninsular in the Ukraine. The first battle of the Crimea war between Russian soldiers and a successful, but unusually united, combined British and French force was fought here on the 20th September 1854. The Russian counter-attack one month later was at Balaclava which is today better remembered for one of the British cavalry's most famous heroic disasters.