Ipswich Royal Oak
previously known as Oak Inn
opened 1844 circa?
closed 1882 cica
7 Northgate St
grid reference TM 164 447
listed building grade I
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last updated 11/05/2015
Timber-framed building at the junction of Northgate Street and Oak Lane. Now offices.
May date back considerably further than the quoted dates; a Royal Oak in St Mary at the Tower parish is one of only 24 inns recorded in a town assessment of 1689. It's possible that this is the inn referred to, especially as the building is known to date from the 15th century, though it may refer to the Royal Oak on Tavern St.
The Ipswich Journal in Sep 1830 says:
To be let and entered upon immediately, the Royal Oak Inn, situated in Upper Brook St, in the parish of St Mary Tower, Ipswich. For particulars apply to Messrs. Cobbold and Son, Lower Brook St, Ipswich.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)