Ipswich: St Jude’s Tavern to reopen

A POPULAR Ipswich alehouse is due to re-open following a delay in obtaining a licence.

St Jude’s Brewery Tavern in St Matthew’s Street will open its doors next week having closed earlier this year.

Colleen Seymour, one of the managers, said the pub was due to open on October 31 from noon until 11pm.

Earlier this month she said their original open date had been pushed back because of a delay in sorting out the licence for the venue.

Ms Seymour and her partner Frank Walsh were forced to close the alehouse several months ago due to ill health and competition from supermarkets.

The duo have since given up ownership of the pub and will now manage the establishment for a new landlord who was encouraged to re-open the pub due to public demand.

St Jude’s Brewery first opened its doors last in February last year, offering real ale enthusiasts a rustic hub in a community which has suffered from several pub closures in recent years.