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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 09/11/2017
also traded as as: Eastern Union Railway, Railway Hotel, Croftshistorical era: 21st century
opened 1850 circa
36-38 Croft St, IP2 8EB
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.
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
Called Crofts in 1996-97.
(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)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.
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.