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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 09/11/2017
Ipswich Borough Tavern
also traded as as: Old Borough Tavern, Borough Armshistorical era: mid 20th century
last owner cobbold
48 Borough Rd
The 1909 Rates book has an entry added (date unknown, but presumably after the pub closed in 1924), "Now forms part of Transport House". This suggests it stood on the north-west corner of the junction, where the trades union building now stands. Old maps show a substantial building running round from Waterworks Street into Borough Road - this may have been the pub. (The present building is too new).
Borough Road was the part of what's now Grimwade Street that ran from Rope Walk to Waterworks Street (now Star Lane.)
Before 1850 the pub may be listed at 50 Borough Road. It's also been seen listed in Waterworks Street.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)