opened about 1714
Station Rd West
grid reference TM 048 586
The pub building (sometimes also listed in Cloth Market Lane) stood here until 1843 when it was demolished after many years as a cabinet maker's shop.
It was owned by William Langham in the late 18th century and subsequently by John Cobbold after 1798 - one of the first pubs the Ipswich-based brewer owned in Stowmarket.
Station Road was previously called Bull Lane. An even earlier road name was Dolphin Lane suggesting another even earlier public house was once located nearby?
The Bull Inn, Stowmarket to be let & entered on Lady Day, nextâ€¦Well situated near the Market Place, with a good cellar & Stable and has the liberty of brewing its own beer - Enquire of Mr William Langham, Butcher, of Stowmarket or Mary TAYLOR, Widow of the said House. Part of the stock will be sold to the succeeding Tenant.Ipswich Journal, January 4th 1746**(the Inn was still being advertised in June 1746)
To be let and entered upon at Micklemas next, the premises known or called the Bull inn near the Market place (Stowmarket) and now in occupation of Wm Mills. Ipswich Journal, 12 July 1783
(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)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)