grid reference TM 045 588
opened about 1863
owner Admiral Taverns
Data from the Food Standards Agency live feed.
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- Mon: 1700-2300
- Tue: closed
- Wed: 1700-2300
- Thu-Sat: 1200-2300
- Sun: 1200-2200
Six changing Real Ales, plus numerous keykeg and keg beers from smaller breweries. Beer list on Untappd.
Local licensing authority for Stowmarket is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 12/11/2019
previously known as: Walnut Tree
Real Ale is available here
39 Violet Hill Rd, IP14 1NE
Recently refurbished, this pub now offers a changing selection of beers on handpump and craft beers listed on a blackboard. A beer menu also advertises their craft beer selection which includes some unusual options for the area and good value snacks. The current landlord and landlady took over in March 2019 and have renovated the pub throughout and removed the pool table and dart board. The pub holds quiz nights every Monday. Vinyl nights on Wednesdays. Beer garden.
Children are allowed in the beer garden until 2000.
Helen & Ivan warmly welcome you to The Walnut Tree on Violet Hill Road in Stowmarket.
Good Beer Lives Here.
We will be pouring 6 Cask beers & 10 Keg beers and Ciders. Harmoniously being served along side a range of Spirits, Wines, Softs, Coffee & Tea.
The cellar has been refurbished with all new lines and beer engines, all the pieces are in place for us to bring some great beer to Stowmarket.
All we need now is you!
We hope you'll feel at home in our comfy front bar, read the paper or a book. Surf the web with our free wifi (check your beers in on untappd). To entice you in; we will be holding Meet Up Mondays as part of Suffolk's campaign to #endloneliness. A weekly pub quiz and bring your own vinyl night, extending out to a monthly book club and as The Walnut already has a film licence in place, film nights!
These will take place in the spacious & capacious back bar so if you don't want to join in, it's not forced on you.
Bring your dog with you, we love a good pub dog, there will be a treat in it for them. It will be up to you if it's a dog treat or a bit of your sausage roll or pork pie from behind the bar. We won't be offering food initially, but there will be bar snacks a plenty.
We're hoping to start beer & food pairing evenings, meet the brewer, showcase some local catering talents. Spread the word, Suffolk has some great food producers and it's fun to try some new flavours and not have to wash up!
Note: many of the "keg" beers referred to are actually served from KeyKegs, which are essentially Real Ales in a bag.
Beer served through handpulls
Real draught cider available
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.5 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(detailed information from Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published by Polstead Press in 2009)