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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

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.

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.

It's shown (though not named) on this OS town plan of 1885.

old OS map

Map

map

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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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