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Small pub with nautical connections. For a long time fizz-only, but noted in March 2010 to be selling Real Ale again, though we're not sure if this has continued.
The Orwell Mariner name came about in the 1980s, when Ipswich Borough Council threatened to close the pub down because of its "racist" name; a "fact" strangely lost on the pub's black clientèle (of whom there were many). Evidently the (no doubt white) person who made the ruling had never read Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery classic.
Closed January 2013, apparently after problems with its license conditions being breached. Signage was being removed on August 27th, suggesting this may be permanent.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)