33 Stour St
grid reference TL 870 412 (approximate location)
In 1820 the following was reported in the Ipswich Journal, in September of that year**
A few days since was married, at Sudbury, Mr Joseph Firman, son of Mr Firman, of the Rose Inn, to Miss Scott, daughter of Mr Scott of that place.
In 1831, the pub was advertised for sale in the Bury & Suffolk Herald.
To let, with immediate possession, The Rose Inn, Stow Street, Sudbury" (No Landlord noted).Ipswich Journal, April 8th 1864***
William and Charles Martin were charged with the wilful murder of John Burbridge. Bugg the landlord ejected Bainbridge as he squared up to one of the Martins. Shortly afterwards a fracas took place during which Burbridge was stabbed. At the trial a reliable witness said "I was not drunk. Before the Rose I had been at the Half Moon and left just before eleven. I went about six. I had some beer to drink in there but cannot say how much. Before the Half Moon I had been at the Plough about half an hour and had a glass. I was at the White Horse before going to the Plough and had some beer there…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)