previously known as: Lily's BarReal Ale
100 St Helen's St, IP4 2LB
grid reference TM 170 445
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- 12:00 - Midnight Mon - Sun
A good variety of ales, usually 2 on.
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 19/03/2016
Most of the building is 19th century but it's thought to originate much earlier.
In June 2012, the pub reverted to its original name, after several years as Lily's Bar.
In the past, the Water Lily was known as a pony & trap pub. It was laid out so that a pony & trap could be driven through the front door and onward to stabling at the back. Then when the owner had finished drinking, it could be driven out onto Rope Walk and away. The large central doorway onto St Helen's Street is a visible reminder of this.
Beer served through handpulls
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 1.00 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)