Ipswich Three Swans Inn
previously known as 4 Swans
83-85 Princes St
grid reference TM 159 442
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 17/07/2015
Demolished. The pub stood on the corner of Princes St and Cecilia Street; the latter being somewhat foreshortened today.
After closure, the license seems to have been transferred to the Sporting Farmer (now the Drum & Monkey).
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Aug-05 in 1871 when Isaac Norman was the landlord states that :
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 the 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.
In 1865 this pub was listed at 1 New Station Rd
Also listed at New Friars Road and 65 Princes St. (1881).
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)