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Ipswich Spread Eagle

Real Ale

1-3 Fore St, IP4 1JW

01473 256093

grid reference TM 167 443

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 1200-2300
  • Fri-Sat: 1200-0000
  • Sun: 1200-2200
(Times last updated 24/12/2008)

listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
last updated 24/02/2015

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.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

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

station within a mile Railway station within about a mile (see public transport tab for details)

Regular live music Regular live music

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** 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.