Ipswich Spread Eagle summary from Suffolk Camra
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Ipswich Spread Eagle

  • 1-3 Fore St
  • IP4 1JW
  • 01473 256093ring now
  • grid reference TM 167 443
  • emailvisit website
real ale available
  • basic
Beer served through handpullsReal coal or log firedogs-welcomeBus stopstation within a mileRegular live musicBeer garden or other outside drinking area

(details under review)

Historical info
Public transport

(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.