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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 difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Stowmarket Red Lion

Stowmarket Red Lion

closed 1910

opened 1854

5 Tavern St

grid reference TM 047 586

The view (in the old picture) is looking towards the Market Place.

The premises are now used as a Dentist's surgery. The building dates from the early 17th century.

It was owned in the 1860s/70s by Mary Bridges who also owned the carriage works next door.

Later it was owned by Steward & Pattison brewery and run by the Peart family, from about 1890 until its closure in 1910.

It's shown as Refreshment Rooms in 1916.







(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