Did you ever enjoy a night out in the Thomas Eldred pub?

Thomas Eldred pub, in Cedarcroft Road Ipswich, July 1974

Did you ever spend a night out at the Thomas Eldred in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

The Thomas Eldred was a popular Ipswich pub - do you remember visiting?

Thomas Eldred pub, in Cedarcroft Road Ipswich, July 1974

Thomas Eldred pub was so popular with it's regulars - Credit: Archant

The pub in Cedarcroft Road, which opened in 1953 when the neighbouring housing estate was being built around it, was a lively estate-based sports bar according to CAMRA.

Thomas Eldred pub, in Cedarcroft Road Ipswich, July 1974

Do you remember a night out at the Ipswich pub? - Credit: Archant

The Thomas Eldred, which is one of the many sorely missed Suffolk pubs, was named after an Ipswich merchant and mariner from Ipswich.

Thomas Eldred, who lived on Fore Street in the town, sailed with Thomas Cavendish on the second English circumnavigation of the globe in the ship Desire between 1586-88.

Thomas Eldred pub, in Cedarcroft Road Ipswich, July 1974

The pub was a real hit with the locals - Credit: Archant

The pub was normally seen full of regulars enjoying a pint, with this newspaper's archive pictures showing just how popular it was back in its heyday.

Thomas Eldred pub, in Cedarcroft Road Ipswich, July 1974

Thomas Eldred pub, in Cedarcroft Road Ipswich, July 1974 - Credit: Archant

In 2012, the pub was demolished to make space for six homes after it was deemed to no longer be viable as a business. At the time the smoking ban and cheap drinks sold at supermarkets nearby were blamed for the closure.

The Thomas Eldred public house in Ipswich is being demolished.ES 20.4.12

The Thomas Eldred public house in Ipswich being demolished - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown


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