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.
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)