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Ipswich Ocean Queen

previously known as New Ocean Queen


closed June 19th, 1909

4 Salthouse St

grid reference TM 168 441

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last updated 13/10/2015

Once known as a resort of prostitutes and dubious characters. In 1870s it comprised of a public house and four adjacent two roomed cottages in a small yard most of which could be shut off from the street. Some of the buildings were let out furnished, some not. The landlord also reputedly kept a menagerie of birds, monkeys and dogs. By the 1891 census the four cottages each had a young female "housekeeper" in residence.

The site of the pub is now occupied by the Briarbank Brewery and tasting room.

Closure date recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923.

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