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Ipswich Grand Hotel

previously known as Bee Hive


closed post-1977

16 Buttermarket

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last updated 11/04/2015

Sometimes listed at Old Butter market.

The Bee Hive Tap is listed next door until at least 1871.

The Bee Hive closed in 1890s and a new pub of same name opened at Majors Corner in about 1900.

The Grand hotel seems to have run from about 1900 onwards until eventually being converted into shops. According to the most up-to-date available Ipswich licensing records, it was open at least as late as 1977. Though curiously, the 1909 Ipswich Rates book has it marked "late", implying that it closed some time in the subsequent couple of decades.

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

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** information from Stuart Ansell)