CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 06/10/2017
Ipswich Alma Innhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed 1966 (july)
Chenery Street ran north from Crown Street, 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.