Friday, 23 Oct 2020

The private members' club in the heart of Ipswich

Important Club information

Please read the Chairman's Newsletter issued October 2020 HERE


Following the success and popularity of our 25% lunch discount in operation during September we are delighted to announce that we shall extend this offer through October. What better way to celebrate and sample our new menu which is due to launch 6th October.

So, that's 25% OFF all food and soft drinks Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday throughout September and October AND its UNLIMITED so the more you spend the more you save.

We have also now looked deeper into the Bar area and can now offer tables in the Bar rather than just on the Terrace. It is still table service for drinks.

Do book as we need to keep Covid safe and look forward to seeing you again soon.


We have decided to now open for some evening dining. We have the following dates for Club Restaurant Nights.

6th November | 20th November | 18th December.

We will open 6.30pm closing 10.00pm by Law with tables allocated the following 15 minute arrival slots.

6.30 | 6.45 | 7.00 | 7.15 | 7.30 | 7.45 | 8.00 | 8.15 | 8.30 last order.

We will be delighted to accept bookings for individual tables from 2 to 6 persons at £30.00 per person from a 3 course multi choice menu.

Guests are accepted with members.

The evenings are on a first come basis. Only your first booking will be confirmed, with other multiple bookings placed on a reserve list and contacted if tables are available. This is to give all members an even chance of dining out at the club.

Payment is in advance please to secure your booking. Cancellations will be refunded with a minimum of 48 hours notice or a change in Government restrictions. All bookings are confirmed on the understanding that Government rules may be subject to change.

ANNUAL MEMBERS DINNER - Friday 4th December

We are planning to host a special Annual Members Dinner Friday 4th December.

This is a complicated evening to organise as we wish to seat you on tables of six with fellow members who you know and trust with tables socially spaced.

We will talk with you to ensure you are happy with your fellow diners at table.

Important. This is a strictly members only black tie event.

Arrival 6.30pm. Club closes 10.00pm by Law.

4 course menu inclusive of table wines and port. £65.00 per member payable in advance and non refundable unless curtailed by Government restrictions.

If you wish to book a table of six or be joined by other members on a table please make your booking. STRICTLY LIMITED NUMBERS.

All bookings are confirmed on the understanding that Government rules may be subject to change.


  • We have a COVID19 Clubhouse traffic flow system.
  • Entry to the Clubhouse is ONLY via our Northgate Street entrance.
  • Exit from Clubhouse is ONLY via our Tower Street door.
  • Please follow the arrows located in the clubhouse. We are here to assist.
  • You MUST use our sanitiser provided in our entrance. Use pin code as advised (reminders available) - the pad is regularly sanitised.
  • Upon entry to the building, the lead visitor of the party is required to sign-in.
  • Toilets are on a 1 out, 1 in basis with signs for you to use.
  • The bar area is closed and we will serve drinks to tables.
  • Payment by card is preferred.
  • Snooker rooms are pre-book only. DO NOT attempt to arrive without booking as you WILL be turned away.
  • If you wish to use a face mask you may do so but this is not mandatory.
  • The clubhouse is capped at 30 persons at any one time.
  • We will be continually sanitising areas before opening and during the day for your safety.
  • You must not attend the clubhouse if your feel unwell, raised temperature, persistent cough, changes in smell and taste.

Robert Coppin

The Ipswich and Suffolk Club is a private members club that offers a varied range of social, sporting and fine dining benefits to its members and is also available for hire to both members and non-members as a fine venue for small to medium-sized meetings, conferences, civil weddings, private parties and functions.

Tucked unobtrusively between Northgate Street, and Tower Street, in the shadow of St Mary Le Tower Church, the club has provided a haven for its members since the 19th Century and The Ipswich & Suffolk Club has long been referred to as one of Suffolk’s best-kept secrets.

Formerly the residence for the Archdeacon of Suffolk, Archdeacon's House was built on the site of the original Archdeacon's Palace and is steeped in history. The building today is mainly 18th/19th Century but does retain some of the 16th/17th Century structure. The 15th Century gatehouse fronting Northgate Street was originally commissioned by William Pykenham in 1471 and is the oldest remaining evidence of the original building. More information on the Pykenham Gatehouse can be found here.

Inside Archdeacon’s House, the club offers a comfortable and elegant venue for its many social activities and its grounds provide a convenient town-centre parking facility exclusively for its members.