Closed between 1840 and 1920
18 Stowupland St
grid reference TM 049 587
It's shown (though not named) on this OS town plan of 1885.
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.
(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)