also traded as as: Freemasons' Tavern, Free Masonshistorical era: 21st century
77-79 Victoria St, IP1 2LS
grid reference TM 153 449Something 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 16/05/2017
A genuine back-street local which can be hard to find.
Closed and boarded up as of June 2016. On July 17th the building was severely damaged by a fire. The pub's future is uncertain, but it seems unlikely to reopen.
(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 Freemasons are a secretive male orientated fraternity or organisation that is usually divided into local groups - called "lodges" - and which today may seek to promote mutual self interest and some charity work. A pub with this name may signify a link (or former link) to a local lodge.