In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.
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.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Stowmarket Bakers' Arms
Stowmarket Bakers' Arms
grid reference TM 046 589
The Bakers' Arms is also listed at 43 Violet Hill (in the 1909 Rates Book).
It was also a bakery and lodging house. In the 1871 census 20 lodgers are shown as living here.
Renewal of the license was refused in 1913 as part of a move to reduce the number of "excess" alcohol licenses. An oil lamp fire in May 1914 resulted in the death of the housekeeper Caroline Douglas.
The owner from 1836 to 1858 was John George Hart (also a bank manager and churchwarden). Upon his death in 1861 various financial speculations came to light prompting the Charity Commissioners to review the running all of the town charities.
From 1867 to 1886 the pub was owned by Charles Wood of Bacton Brewery.
The house was demolished in 1986.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Oct 1865 states :
At the auction of the Stowmarket Brewery, in October 1865, nine properties belonging to the brewery were sold in separate Lots. Lot 5, the Baker's Arms, Violet Hill, Stowmarket, was knocked down, at £310, to F B Marriott, Esq.Ipswich Journal, October 1865**
Messrs KING & Son, bought the Baker's Arms beer house, bake-office & lodging house, with a cottage adjoining, situated on Violet Hill, Stowmarket, for £610Ipswich Journal, March 22nd 1887***(sale of pubs after closure of the brewery at Bacton)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(detailed information by Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published in 2009)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)