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Ipswich Lifeboat Inn

also traded as as: Life Boat

historical era: mid 20th century

closed September 5th, 1965

last owner Tolly Cobbold

381-383 Wherstead Rd

grid reference TM 162 426

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 25/08/2016

Now offices.

Used to have a large stuffed sturgeon on display by the bar which was allegedly caught in the river Orwell.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in July 1840 states :

Daniel Pinner was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment in July 1840 for the theft of 2 candlesticks and 2 snuffers the property of Mr William Batley, of the Lifeboat public house in Stoke, Ipswich.

Also listed at Halifax (1839-1888) and Halifax Row (in 1844).

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 14 Aug in 1847 states that :

Sale of Lifeboat Public House, situate in the Wherstead Road...let to Mr BATLEY at the low yearly rent of £6 10s

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in July 1885 states :

At the Ipswich Petty Sessions of January 1885 the license for the Lifeboat Inn, Wherstead Road, was transferred from Charles Garrod to James Barker.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)