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 Fox & Hounds
Stowmarket Fox & Hounds
also traded as Crown
Closed 1917 (Feb).
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…
The Crown in Stowmarket, being a large and well accustomed Inn, with a good Brewing Office and two convenient Slaughter Houses, fitting for any Country Butcher to kill and dress their Wares in, is now to be Lett or Sold. Enquire of...Charles Crew at the House aforesaid.Ipswich Journal, April 19th 1729***
To be sold or lett, a Freehold Messuage or tenement and Inn, well accustom'd, with a convenient Brewhouse, Slaughter-house and Stables, called the Crown in Stow-Market.Ipswich Journal, January 31st 1747***
To be sold, the Crown Inn, Stowmarket. Enquire of Mr William Wright of Stowmarket.Ipswich Journal, November 29th 1755***
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 londonpublichouse.com)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)