closed 6th March 1958
opened about 1645
last owner/operator: Cobbold's
grid reference TM 048 586
There used to be a date on the wall of the building "1461"
In 1874 Ryall provided carrier services from the pub to Bury on Monday, Wednesday & Friday and to Ipswich on Tuesday & Friday.
The pub closed in 1958, when the license was transferred to the Woodbridge Warwick.
It's also listed at Cheapside in 1855 - 1900.
The first recorded mention of The Rose is in 1645 when it was owned by Robert Brasier.
It was bought by Cobbold brewery in 1862 for £960.
The pub is shown on this OS town plan of 1885.
To be lett, the Rose Inn, Stowmarket...Enquire of Robert Marriott of Stowupland.Ipswich Journal, March 12th 1768***
Died on the 14th at the Rose Inn, Sarah May, the daughter of James and Harriet Dawes, aged 4 years 8 months.Ipswich Journal, February 1880***
(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)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)