Ipswich Orwell Inn

historical era: mid 20th century

closed 1961

62 Lower Orwell St

grid reference TM 166 441

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last updated 17/07/2015


Licensing records in 1839 say:

James Adams, keeper of the Orwell Ale-house, in Lower Orwell Street, in the parish of Saint Mary Key, appeared, and having expressed his determination to treat the Magistrates with proper respect, both in their official capacity, and as gentlemen for the future, a license was granted to him to keep the said house for the ensuing year.

As shown on an 1881 map

as shown on an 1881 map

May also listed at Orwell place, but this may be a different pub.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** of October 1860 states that :

William Fisk, senior, landlord of the Orwell Inn, and his son William Fisk junior were charged with assaulting Daniel Dixey. There was a counter summons where Fisk junior charged Dixey with assault. The assaults appeared to arise out of Fisks refusal to draw some beer, and in the disgraceful fracas which took place, young Fisk knocked Dixey down with a poker. The magistrates convicted the Fisks and fined the younger 20s and costs, in default one months imprisonment. The elder received a fine of 10s and costs, in default 14 days imprisonment, and cautioned him as to the manner in which he conducted his house.

(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)