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Stowmarket King's Arms (Two Sisters)

Stowmarket King's Arms (Two Sisters)

Currently closed - may reopen?
Closed 31/10/2020 - planning application awaiting decision

at risk This pub is regarded as being at risk.

Station Rd, IP14 1RQ

grid reference TM 051 588

opened about 1850

Lively bar on edge of railway station car-park. A quieter room was located behind the bar area and steps led down to a games room with pool table. The pub had three hand-pumps. Beers were mainly from East Anglia, though some were sourced from other regions. Outside there were various function rooms around the car-park and food which was provided from a catering unit. A marquee provided extra seating on busy nights and space for private functions. The first pub beer festival was held in September 2010 and led to more.

The pub closed on October 31st 2020, when the landlady retired. Planning permission is being sort to build Flats on some of the car park, but until this planning application has been approved, the pub has not closed permanently…

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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 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)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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