Ipswich Paddy McGinty's
previously known as Halbert, Halberd, PJ McGinty
15 Northgate St, IP1 3BY
grid reference TM 164 447
opened (rebuilt in 1923)
(details under review)
regular real ales
adnams bitter & broadside
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 18/03/2016
Now a single, split level single bar with a strong Irish theme and an interesting collection of bric-a-brack. Can be busy at weekends.
The building is thought to date from the 17th century, though it was re-fronted in the 19th. It's said that the cellar contains a bricked-up entrance to a maze of tunnels.
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.90 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
A halberd is a combination of spear and axe with a shaft about 2m long. Halberdiers were body guards to Tudor monarchs and they are still used ceremonially by Yeoman of the Guard.