loading
X
Photo of Lock Tavern

grid reference TM 167 438

Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 14/09/2017

Ipswich Lock Tavern

also traded as as: Dock Tavern, Westgate's Commercial Hotel

historical era: mid 20th century

closed September 11th, 1955

New Cut East

Overview | Gallery | Historical info | Public transport | Map

The former Lock Tavern was converted into flats in 1980, and subsequently demolished.

According to the book "A Victorian Vision, the building of Ipswich Wet Dock", the Lock Tavern started out as Westgate's Commercial Hotel.

The pub is shown on this OS town plan of 1883.old OS map

The name refers to the original lock which is visible on this map as an indentation on the New Cut West side, not the current one.


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

Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)