CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 16/05/2018
Ipswich Welcome Stranger
also traded as as: Soldiers Friendhistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
In the 1861 census this beer house was listed as the Soldiers Friend and located two houses after Grimwade's Cottages in Anglesea Road, between 3 & 5 (at 4?). The location suggests the this is the Suffolk Artillery Arms, listed at 13 Anglesea Rd. by 1871. (Probable street renumbering)
At that time the cavalry barracks were still located nearby (now redeveloped as housing in the Cecil Road & Geneva Road area).
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)