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Ipswich Wherry Inn

previously known as New Wherry, Wherry Quay inn


opened 1826

closed 1938c

Quay side (St Peters dock)

grid reference TM 167 440

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A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 11 Feb in 1826 states that :

New Wherry Inn to be let immediately, situated near the Common Quay, Ipswich, enquire at Brewery of Studd, Halliday and Acton, St Peters, Ipswich

The building shown probably replaced an earlier pub of the same name close to same position. In later years only the upper floor was used as a pub.

Property on The Quay shown as Wherry Inn in 1932 but in Kelly's Directory is shown as a sack and bag merchant in 1939.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in May 1824 states that :

John Brown at the New Wherry inn, St Clements, Ipswich begs leave to return his most grateful thanks to his numerous friends and the public for favours he has already received and most respectfully informs them in addition to his wherries he has fitted up the Fly, pleasure yacht, in the most elegant style and complete with every accommodation that can possibly be required, which he intends letting for parties by the day, or for voyages on very reasonable terms. Wherrys to and from Harwich daily. Goods and parcels carefully conveyed.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in May 1835 states :

To be let, the New Wherry Inn, Ipswich, now in full trade and may be entered upon immediately. Enquire of Mr Thomas Smith, mariner, on the premises.

Also listed at Wherry Quay (in 1844)

Known as the New Wherry in 1874.

A report in the Suffolk Chronicle*** on 13th March, 1813 states that :

Wherry, Ipswich. C. JOBSON announced that the fare for passengers from Ipswich to Harwich will reduce from 1s 6d to 1s.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Nov 1865 states that :

To be sold by auction, the household furniture, light cart, and effects of Mr Creamer, who is leaving the Wherry Inn, near the Common Quay, Ipswich; comprising 14 superior birch framed drinking tables, with turned legs and mahogany tops, from 6ft to 10ft long each; well made deal forms of various lengths, 12 window chairs, 18 hollow seated and other chairs, dining and other tables, pianoforte, 8 day clock in case, American clock, 12 new moulded fenders, 2 railed back seats, 3 painted settles, six 4 post and tent bedsteads, mattresses, beds and bedding, several neat painted wash stands and dressing tables, chimney and dressing glasses, bed round carpets, several large prints framed; 6 boxes of cigars, fenders and fire irons, glass and earthenware, and the usual kitchen requisites.

(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)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)