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Photo of Old Marsh Tavern

Ipswich Old Marsh Tavern

also traded as as: Marsh Tavern

historical era: mid 20th century

closed May 31st, 1960

last owner tollemache

93-95 Princes St

grid reference TM 159 442

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last updated 18/09/2017

This old pub has been demolished.

Stood on the corner of Chalon Street (Railway Station side).

(information from Rod Cross)

The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

We had thought that the Marsh Tavern had replaced the old Marsh Tavern but the following article suggests that they may have both traded near here at the same time for at least a while?

Mayhew (landlord of the Marsh Tavern and cab proprietor) was charged with receiving stolen horse feed from a Samuel Mealing. Mealing was seen frequently carrying a sack into Mayhew's public house by Mr Pooley (landlord of the Old Marsh Tavern) and Isaac Norman (landlord of the Three Swans). Mayhew was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months hard labour.Ipswich Journal, August 5th 1871** (when Thomas Mayhew was the landlord)

In 1865 the pub was listed at New Station Road.


(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)

(*** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.