Ipswich Borough Council helps DOUGH&co open in the Corn Exchange

Published18th July 2022

Ipswich Borough Council has signed Suffolk success story, DOUGH&co, up to a new lease for the former Little Waitrose unit in the historic Ipswich Town Hall and Corn Exchange complex. The new restaurant  will open soon. It is also proposed that this new branch will have outdoor seating to create a dining area at the top of Princes Street and to build upon the success of the outdoor seating area already established by The Botanist.

Cllr David Ellesmere, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council, says: 

“It’s great that DOUGH&co will be opening their second Ipswich outlet in one of our properties in the centre of town. After the success of their branch in Cardinal Park, I look forward to this new restaurant complementing the already busy The Botanist in the old Post Office as well as the other new uses we’re bringing to the town centre such as moving the Registry Office into the Town Hall.”

Christopher Sharman, CEO of DOUGH&co, says:

“We are incredibly excited to open our second restaurant in Ipswich. The Corn Exchange building is a beautiful building in an area that is being regenerated very well by the Ipswich Borough Council. 

“This will be our second DOUGH&co Woodfired pizza in Ipswich due to the first being located in Cardinal Park. However, this restaurant will be very different with the cocktail and fresh food offerings creating a multiple restaurant concept in one place. This restaurant will mark a significant step in our expansion as an independent company as our 18th site and we are very happy to serve the people of Ipswich and thank them for their support.”


Photo - Christopher Sharman, CEO of DOUGH&co and Cllr David Ellesmere, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council by the premises for DOUGH&co in the Corn Exchange, Ipswich. Credit – Ipswich Borough Council.