Ipswich Case is Altered summary from Suffolk Camra
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Ipswich Case is Altered

  • 341-343 Woodbridge Rd
  • IP4 4EZ
  • 01473 724093ring now
  • grid reference TM 177 451
  • opened 1815 circa
no real ale
    Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)Traditional separate public barTraditional pub games availablePub is accessible to disabled customersBus stopstation within a mileCar park

    (details under review)

    Historical info
    Public transport

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

    (** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


    The "Case is Altered" was first used by an Elizabethan lawyer, Edmund Plowden and referred to new evidence in a legal case. Later Ben Johnson - an Elizabethan playright - also used it as a name for a comedy (written before 1599).

    Mick Holland also reports that the name "case is altered" probably came from the peninsular war (during Napoleonic wars) where the Middlesex regiment were stationed at Casa de Altoria in Spain helping the Spanish and Portuguese forces defeat the French army between 1808 to 1814. At the end of the conflict soldiers were given land and money for their part and several opened pubs named after the town where they were stationed. The name got changed over the years to the "case is altered" hence the fact that today they are all over the country.