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 Vulcan Arms
Stowmarket Vulcan Arms
opened about 1864
37 Bury St
grid reference TM 048 587
The Vulcan Arms was located close to James Woods' Suffolk Iron Works.
The pub is also listed at 41 Bury Street (with 7 boarders) in 1891. It was owned by Tollemache brewers after 1896.
The last tenant, John Potter, retired and continued living in premises until 1927.
The building was bought by W & C.Simpson in 1919.
For many years it was Simpsons toy shop, though that has now closed down.
At a special petty session, held at Stowmarket on Saturday, Thomas Makens, 60, drover, of Stowmarket was charged on a warrant with having tried to strangle with a rope, and threatened to kill, Mrs. Emeline Smith, wife of Frederick Smith, landlord of the Vulcan Arms Beerhouse, Bury Street. her assailant then pulled a rope out of his pocket, and, throwing it over her head with a running knot endeavoured to strangle her. Mrs. Smith screamed for assistance. A butcher named Philip Medcalf ran to her aid and at once cut the rope. The police were sent for and a warrant was issued for Makens' arrest. This was executed on Friday afternoon when he avowed his intention of killing Mrs. Smith and himself at the first opportunity…
Vulcan is the Roman god of fire and metal working.
(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)