also traded as as: Eastern Union Railway, Railway Hotelhistorical era: 21st century
opened 1850 circa
36-38 Croft St, IP2 8EB
grid reference TM 163 434Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 02/03/2017
Sadly the nicely etched windows were removed early in the 21st century, but the distinctive exterior tiling has been retained.
Reported in Albert Street in 1861.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
The Eastern Union Railway was opened for public passenger traffic in June 1846 from an end-on junction with the Eastern Counties Railway at Colchester to a terminus at Ipswich which now forms part of the Great Eastern Main Line. Ipswich station later moved to the site of the present station after the tunnel was completed.