Ipswich Lord Raglan
also traded as as: St Stephenhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed March 23rd, 1964
last owner Tolly Cobbold
208 Woodbridge Rd
grid reference TM 173 448Something 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 14/09/2016
Appears on the 1883 OS map as the St Stephen PH.
According to the Ipswich licensing records (1962-1977), the Lord Raglan was licensed for off-sales only. Presumably it must have converted from on to off sales some time before?
In 1891-92 Whites Directory at 208 Woodbridge road a baker is listed under name of John Jennings - in the 1912 and 1922 Kelly's Directories a Mrs Wallace is listed only as a shopkeeper; in 1933 Kelly's Directory Mrs Matilda Wallace is still only listed as a shopkeeper, so the beer house may have been closed during most (all?) of this time?
In the picture gallery are two pictures sent to us by the current owner who says "the property is listed as having been a baker's and the baker's oven is still present in my living room! I attach a photo showing the iron strips that are the supports to the oven on the outside of the building, and a photo of the interior - one big oven door with an open fireplace below, and two smaller oven doors at the side."
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Nov 1870 states that :
To be sold by auction, Lot 7, a beer house and bake office, known as the Lord Raglan, also a house and general shop adjoining, situate in the Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, in the occupations of Oxborrow and another, at rents amounting to £35 per annum.
My Great Grandmother Matilda Martin (later Wallace) ran the Bull & Dog in Fore Street in the late 1800s. When she re-married the family moved to the Lord Raglan on Woodbridge Road where she lived until the mid 1930s.
(information from John Martin)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)