Ipswich Blue Anchor Innhistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
closed March 3rd, 1915
last owner catchpoles
26-28 Lower Orwell St
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 16/07/2015
Closure date recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923.
May also be listed as Anchor.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 15 Jan 1743 states :
All sorts of Brewing Utensils to be sold by Mr Christopher Turner at the Blue Anchor in St Clement's Parish, Ipswich.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1880 states that :
Married on the 15th Mr Herbert Bennett (Bennett and Sons, carriage builders) to Miss Lavinia Margaret Evered, the eldest daughter of Frederick Evered of the Anchor Inn
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 Census data from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Blue is a heraldic colour of hope. The spare anchor at sea was often known as the hope anchor. "Anker" can also relate to a measurement of 8.5 gallons.