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last updated 18/09/2017
Ipswich Half Moon & Star
also traded as as: Half Moon, Half Moon & Starshistorical era: late 20th century
70-72 St Matthew's St
A grade 2 listed building, now residential, the building is owned by the Ipswich Building Preservation trust.
The building apparently dates from the 18th century, with 19th century alterations. It may however be older, or have replaced an older building; The Half Moon & Stars was listed in a church rate book early in the 17th century and it's reported that brewing took place here "up to the reign of James I".
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.