Ipswich Lifeboat Inn
previously known as: Life Boathistorical era: mid 20th century
closed September 5th, 1965
last owner Tolly Cobbold
381-383 Wherstead Rd
grid reference TM 162 426Something 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 25/08/2016
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)