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Evenings at Emperor pub in Ipswich in 1975 in Days Gone By

PUBLISHED: 18:00 13 November 2020

Standing at the bar at the Emperor inn in 1975 Picture: ARCHANT

Standing at the bar at the Emperor inn in 1975 Picture: ARCHANT

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Did you enjoy nights out at the Emperor pub in Ipswich back in the 1970s?

Customers in an intense match of darts at the Emperor pub in Ipswich in 1975 Picture: ARCHANTCustomers in an intense match of darts at the Emperor pub in Ipswich in 1975 Picture: ARCHANT

If so, you might spot yourself in these photos, taken when our photographer spent an evening there in 1975.

Were you a regular at the Emperor pub in Ipswich in 1975? Picture: ARCHANTWere you a regular at the Emperor pub in Ipswich in 1975? Picture: ARCHANT

One of the town’s many lost pubs, the Emperor inn building in Norwich Road dates back to the 1840s.

Customers chatting with the landlord. Do you remember Tolly Cobbold's Husky lager? Picture: ARCHANTCustomers chatting with the landlord. Do you remember Tolly Cobbold's Husky lager? Picture: ARCHANT

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The pub closed in 2012 and was controversially converted into a Tesco Express, but it is fondly remembered by generations of customers.

On the other side of the bar in the Emperor inn Picture: ARCHANTOn the other side of the bar in the Emperor inn Picture: ARCHANT

Our photos show customers enjoying a drink and a chat, with many 1970s hairstyles and fashions on show.

Enjoying an evening at the Emperor pub in Norwich Road, Ipswich, in 1975 Picture: ARCHANTEnjoying an evening at the Emperor pub in Norwich Road, Ipswich, in 1975 Picture: ARCHANT

One photo also reveals that Tolly Cobbold’s Husky lager was among the beers on tap at the Emperor in 1975. Did you ever try this tipple, which was much criticised in its day?

The Emperor served customers on Norwich Road for many years Picture: ARCHANTThe Emperor served customers on Norwich Road for many years Picture: ARCHANT

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If these photos bring back memories, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk.

Order staff photos at archantsuffolk.newsprints.co.uk or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.


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