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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 16/05/2018

Ipswich Rampant Horse

also traded as as: Chequers

historical era: ancient

St Matthew's St

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This was one of the town's most ancient inns; one of only 24 to appear on an assessment of 1689. It stood on the site of the later Crown & Anchor.

One of several pubs in the town that used to host cock-fighting in eighteenth and early nineteenth century. This bloody spectacle could last several hours and was eventually banned in 1835. A one time it was particularly popular as a form of gambling and bouts were often held on festival days and during the Ipswich horse racing week.


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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)