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Photo of Halberd

grid reference TM 164 447

opened (rebuilt in 1923)

Irish bar

(details under review)

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listed building grade II


Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 13/09/2018

Ipswich Halberd

also traded as as: Halbert, Halberd, PJ McGinty

(temporarily closed)

15 Northgate St, IP1 3BY

01473 251515

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Now a single, split level single bar with a strong Irish theme and an interesting collection of bric-a-brac. It can be busy at weekends.

The building is thought to date from the 17th century, though it was re-fronted in the 19th. It's said that the cellar contains a bricked-up entrance to a maze of tunnels.

Currently closed and undergoing renovation work. It appears that the old name will be restored, though this has been mis-spelled on the license application, which may prove interesting.


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

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Note

A halberd is a combination of spear and axe with a shaft about 2m long. Halberdiers were body guards to Tudor monarchs and they are still used ceremonially by Yeoman of the Guard.