Ipswich Great Eastern Railway Hotel
previously known as Great Eastern Railway Tavern, GER
Victorian or Edwardian
closed July 18th, 1908
81 Commercial Rd
grid reference TM 160 440
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last updated 01/01/2015
Stood at the east side of the junction between Commercial Road and Wolsey Street.
Closure date recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
The Eastern Union Railway was opened for public passenger traffic in June 1846 from an end-on junction with the Eastern Counties Railway at Colchester to a terminus at Ipswich which now forms part of the Great Eastern Main Line. A connecting line to Bury St Edmunds opened in December 1846. Ipswich station then moved to the site of present station after the connecting tunnel was completed. The company became a constituent of the Great Eastern Railway in 1862.