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Photo of Masons

grid reference TM 153 449

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 18/09/2017

Ipswich Masons

also traded as as: Freemasons' Tavern, Free Masons

historical era: 21st century

closed mid-2016

77-79 Victoria St, IP1 2LS

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A genuine back-street local which can be hard to find.

Closed and boarded up as of June 2016. On July 17th the building was severely damaged by a fire. The pub's future is uncertain, but it seems unlikely to reopen.

It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map


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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.


Note

The Freemasons are a secretive male orientated fraternity or organisation that is usually divided into local groups - called "lodges" - and which today may seek to promote mutual self interest and some charity work. A pub with this name may signify a link (or former link) to a local lodge.