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Grade 2* listed former Malting buildings including a splendid historical kiln. The two bars are on separate levels (one above other) with a large enclosed coutyard to side. Increasingly popular as the dock area is being rejuvenated with new housing and university.
Most of the building dates from the late 18th/early 19th century, though some parts are older. The pub was greatly extended in early 2009. The owners will be opening Briarbank Brewery in the old bank building on Fore Street in the very near future.
listed building grade II*
Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
last updated 23/05/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Isaac Lord was a local businessman who bought this Ipswich waterfront site from the Cobbold brewing family in 1900. Some buildings date from the early 15C to late 18C, reflecting the site's commercial and industrial use over four centuries.
During the period of Cobbolds ownership, some buildings were used as a Maltings, and a pub called the Wherry Inn was also located on the site. In 1930, Reginald Cooper joined Isaac Lord's business, helping to grow the firm's corn and coal interests, and eventually becoming the owner of the property.