Do you remember when the Defiance Inn stood proudly in Stoke Street?

The Defiance Inn, 1975

The Defiance Inn, 1975 - Credit: Archant

The Definace Inn pub in Ipswich’s Stoke Street will evoke fond memories for many.

Situated just outside the town centre, it was the perfect location to catch passing trade from the railway station, and had its host of regular punters - as these pictures from 1975 show.

The Defiance Inn was just one of the many names the pub had operated under in its history.

However, in 1996 it closed its doors for the final time, joining the list of pubs that have been lost from Suffolk’s county town.

Smokers outside the Stoke Street pub

Smokers outside the Stoke Street pub - Credit: Archant

The building was converted to residential use soon afterwards, with boarded-up windows a common feature of the building in the present day.


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Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in these pictures from our archives?

Were you a regular punter at The Defiance Inn in its heyday?

One happy punter at the pub in 1975

One happy punter at the pub in 1975 - Credit: Archant

To share your pictures and memories with us, or to reveal the names of someone in the pictures, email our picture desk.

These pictures were taken inside the pub in 1975

These pictures were taken inside the pub in 1975 - Credit: Archant

The team behind the bar

The team behind the bar - Credit: Archant

Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in this picture?

Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in this picture? - Credit: Archant

A busy night at the pub

A busy night at the pub - Credit: Archant

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