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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 22/09/2017
Stowmarket Hat and Featherhistorical era: ancient
opened about 1674
closed about 1772
The pub is mentioned in the deeds of the Independent Meeting House [now URC church] in the early 1700s as standing to the left of the meeting House site. Earliest mention is in 1674 when it was owned by a John North, his daughter Margaret married the John Crane mentioned. In 1755 it was advertised to let "consisting of 5 lower rooms 4 chambers 2 large cellars a wine vault and 3 stables with a handsome garden" last mention of it is 1772. The building was much later premises of H. Gooding plumber and decorator.from Neil Langridge
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)