Ipswich John Barleycorn
101 Woodhouse St
grid reference TM 170 443
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 17/07/2015
Also listed at 73 Woodhouse Street (before 1904), 9 New Victoria Street (in 1871) and Pottery st. The 1883 OS map places it on the north-west corner of the junction between Woodhouse St and Dove Lane.
Closed in 1958 as part of a long-standing scheme to reduce the number of "excess" alcohol licenses.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in July 1890 states that : The estate of the late Mr Owen Ridley, a brewer of Ipswich was submitted to public competition on Wednesday 2nd July 1890 includes the following public house details:
the John Barleycorn, corner of Woodhouse Street and Pottery Street, Ipswich, let at £15 per annum (freehold)eventually bought by the bid of Messrs. Tollemache.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
John Barleycorn is usually a jocular reference to beer or ale or malt liquor and often used in verse - historically associations would be of "noble blood", usually a supporter of the crown and other traditional values.