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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Stowmarket Punch Bowl

Stowmarket Punch Bowl

Closed between 1970 and 2000

No details known, apart from a mention in Alfred Hedges' 1976 book, "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk".

The sign of the Punch Bowl was associated with 17th century Whigs, who favoured that drink over the wines drunk by their rival Tories.

This may well be another name for one of the pubs we already list in Stowmarket; it appears from the book that the pub was still open when it was published. It's evidently not a mis-placed Battisford Punch Bowl, as that pub is also mentioned in the book.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

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