closed July 11th, 1977
last owner Tolly Cobbold
2-4 Orwell Place
grid reference TM 166 443
listed building grade II
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 19/09/2015
Now retail premises, the Unicorn was owned by the nearby (still standing) Catchpole Brewery.
The building dates from the early-mid 19th century.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jun 1830 states that :
All persons having any claims or demands upon the estate of James Crisp, late of the Unicorn Inn, Ipswich, deceased, are requested to send an account of their respective claims to Mr Thomas Crisp, of the Bee Hive Inn, Ipswich, his Executor, to whom all persons standing indebted to the deceased, are required to pay the amount of their several debts, within one month.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 29 Mar in 1845 states that :
Auction of Household Furniture & Effects of Mr George GARROD, wine merchant, Unicorn Inn, Ipswich.
An advert in the Ipswich Journal** in Jan 1895 states that :
Unicorn Hotel, Ipswich, proprietor: Frs E Last, Commercial and family Hotel, Catchpoles finest ales and stout, wines and spirits.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.
(** information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)