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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

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

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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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