Ipswich John Barleycornhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed March 17th, 1958
last owner tollemache
101 Woodhouse St
grid reference TM 170 443Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
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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.