To modern times
Isaac Lord purchased the Isaacs on the Quay buildings around 1900 and they continued to be used for trading coal and corn until the 1980s. John Cobbold, known locally due to the Tolly Cobbold brewery, also once lived in the Isaac Lord house.
The Isaacs on the Quay complex received a direct hit in Second World War. The Foreman’s Cottage, which was attached to the Crossways, was destroyed, as was part of the Saleroom roof. Thankfully, though, nothing else was damaged.
Our Grade I and II* listed warehouse has been lovingly restored and converted to a bar, restaurant and private function facility. Although it’s now one of Ipswich Waterfront’s most popular venues for drinking, dining and celebrating, there are many original features throughout the building and many pieces of equipment used during the building’s long and industrious past are still on display.
Our story continues and, at Isaacs on the Quay, we’re passionate about bringing our customers new experiences that can be enjoyed in our historical setting.