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Ipswich Pilot

historical era: mid 20th century

last owner tollemache

St Peter's Dock

grid reference TM 169 440

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last updated 17/07/2015

It's thought that the Pilot closed some time between 1880 (when the map below was surveyed) and 1904 (when a subsequent map didn't show it). Its site is listed in the 1909 Rates book as "Vine Inn (late)", which strengthens the case for closure about this time.

Now this dockside area is occupied by the new university central building.

As shown on an 1881 map

shown on an 1881 map

Also listed at the Quay and at Ridley's Quay (in 1844) and Dock Side (in 1891).

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in July 1890 states that : The estate of the late Mr Owen Ridley, a brewer of Ipswich was submitted to public competition on Wednesday 2nd July 1890 includes the following public house details:

The Pilot, Quay, Ipswich, let at £16 per annum (freehold)
eventually bought by the bid of Messrs. Tollemache.

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)