Ipswich Spread Eagle
1-3 Fore St, IP4 1JW
grid reference TM 167 443
(details under review)
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
last updated 21/07/2015
Seems to have closed Oct/Nov 2014. Repair work is now (June) ongoing and the pub should reopen in the second half of July, run by Grain Brewery.
This distinctive Grade 2 listed building is the sole survivor of four pubs which once stood at this junction.
The building dates from the 16th or 17th century.
(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)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)
The spread eagle was originally a Roman sign and later used by many countries including Austria, Germany, Russia, Spain & France. The sign is also used by many English noble families. Its popularity as an inn sign owes a lot to the fact that it was the device of Catherine of Aragon.