Ipswich Elephant & Castlehistorical era: mid 20th century
closed March 28th, 1960 (1960 circa)
last owner Ind Coope
5 Handford Rd
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 02/01/2017
The Elephant & Castle closed in 1960, with the license being transferred to the new Smock.
It was also listed at the Mount, which ran roughly from what's now the east end of Handford Road through to the junction of Elm Street and Black Horse Lane.
The building was probably demolished as part of the Civic Drive construction in the early 1960s.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from the Ipswich licensing records.
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
An elephant & castle has appeared in the crest of the Cutlers Company since 1622. Ivory was then used to create knife handles. Some claim that the name derives from "Infanta of Castile" a reference to Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I.