Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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 White Hart
Stowmarket White Hart
also traded as Black Swan, Swan
opened about 1658
6, 6a Crowe St
grid reference TM 048 585
The building dates from the late 16th century. It's now used as auctioneers' offices.
The name had changed by 1818. An earlier inn of this name was located in Ipswich Street but closed in 1808.
The pub was owned by William Golland Ranson from 1883 to 1894. After 1897 it was owned by Tollemache & Co brewery.
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
Notice to creditors: Such persons as were creditors on or before 31st August last of Mr James Raffe, then of the Swan inn in Stowmarket, and are disposed to accept such proportionable compensation in discharge of their respective debts as the effects in the hands of the assignees thereof will account to, are requested to meet such assignees to receive the same, on 23rd May inst. At 2 o’clock in the afternoon…Ipswich Journal, 18 May 1782
A free public house, several votes for West Suffolk and other valuable property, in Stowmarket, to be sold by auction…
(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 Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.