Ipswich Alma Inn

historical era: mid 20th century

closed 1966 (july)

Chenery St

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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.