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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Stowmarket Barge

Stowmarket Barge

closed 1909.

opened 1805

18 Stowupland St

grid reference TM 049 587

4d could get a pie, a pint and a thick ear at The Bargea local saying in 1900

The Barge was located very close to Ipswich Navigation (river Gipping) which opened in 1793. It's shown (though not named) on this OS town plan of 1885.

old OS map

The building now houses a Ladies' hairdresser.

(information supplied from Neil Langridge)

It was owned by John Aldrich before 1805. After 1805 it was owned by John Cobbold's brewery.

Map

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Gallery

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(detailed information by Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published by Polstead Press in 2009)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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