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last updated 09/01/2019

Ipswich Coffee House

also traded as as: Bamford's Coffee House, Selsby’s Coffee house

historical era: ancient


Overview | Historical info

Daniel Bamford, Innholder of Ipswich (inn not named) was convicted of suffering gambling at his House and was disabled from having a victualling licence for 3 years.Ipswich Journal, January 25th 1772***
Daniel Bamford, who keeps the Coffee House in Ipswich, had been disabled from selling Beer and Spiritous Liquors, for suffering Billiards to be played at his House in January, has had his Conviction removed and quashed by the Court.Ipswich Journal, June 6th 1772***
To be sold by auction on the premises on Tue 21st Nov at about 6 o clock in evening. That well situated and good accustomed house known by name of Selsby’s Coffee house in the Buttermarket, Ipswich, now in his occupation as tenant at will. The premises are all freehold and well supplied with cock water. Ipswich Journal, 9 Nov 1782
To be let and entered upon immediately Bamfords coffee house and tavern in Ipswich with the assembly room &c. Inquire Charles Squire at Ipswich. Ipswich Journal, 27 Sep 1783
Daniel Bamford of Ipswich, coffee house keeper bankrupt… creditors requested to meet at Golden Lion on Fri 15th inst… also a separate advert for sale of furniture and stock from coffee house…Ipswich Journal, 11 Oct 1783
Auction of that long established & good accustom'd Inn, known as the Coffee House, in the Buttermarket, Ipswich, now in the occupation of Mr Jacob CHAPMAN.Ipswich Journal, February 14th 1801**

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)