Photo of Halberd

grid reference TM 164 447

opened (rebuilt in 1923)

sports bar

(details under review)

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listed building grade II

Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 14/12/2018

Ipswich Halberd

previously known as: Halbert, PJ McGinty, Paddy McGinty

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

15 Northgate St, IP1 3BY

01473 251515

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Large-screen TVs showing sport dominate this pub.

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.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.9 mile away Railway station about 0.9 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Sport TV Sport TV

Smoking area Smoking area

(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.