Ipswich Three Swans Inn
previously known as 4 Swans
closed December 16th, 1962
last owner cobbold
83-85 Princes St
grid reference TM 159 442
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last updated 11/04/2015
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 Issac Norman was the landlord states that :
"Mayhew (landlord of the Marsh Tavern and cab propretor) was charged with receiving stolen horse feed from a Samuel Mealing. Mealing was seen frequently carrying a sack into Mayhews public house by the landlord of the Old Marsh Tavern and Issac Norman (landlord of the Three Swans). Mayhew was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months hard labour."
(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)