In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.

A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with 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.

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.

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

Stowmarket Fox & Hounds

Stowmarket Fox & Hounds

also traded as Crown

Closed 1917 (Feb)

opened 1628

14 Bury St

grid reference TM 048 587

The Fox & Hounds is also listed at Bury Road.

It was originally called the Crown and the first mention of an inn of that name was back in 1628. The name had changed to the Fox & Hounds by 1768.

The building was demolished for retail development. It was on the site of what used to be the Co-Op in Bury Street and is now occupied by Tall Orders coffee shop and St Elizabeth's Hospice charity shop.

Another pub called the Crown opened in 1855 and can still be visited today.

The earliest known owner is John Wage. It was owned by his family until about 1680. In the 1730s William Bunn is listed as an apothecary and brewer here. The property contained a brewery and slaughter house in the mid-18th century.

Pelham Aldrich purchased it in 1768…





Historical interest

Historical interest





NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.

(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)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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