In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult 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.
Stowmarket Queen's Head
Stowmarket Queen's Head
Real Ale is sold here.
2 Station Rd, IP14 1EF
grid reference TM 048 586
opened about 1850
owner/operator: Patron Capital
A busy town centre pub with a late license and a young clientèle.
There is a restaurant (open 12-2) and outdoor seating. There's occasional Live Music.
Customers have said that they are offered a choice of mug or glass without asking.
The pub was called Capone's between 2000 & 2005.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.2 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
To be Lett, the Queen's Head Inn in Stowmarket, being a large commodious and well accustom'd House. Enquire of Mr Martin Webster of Stowmarket aforesaid.Ipswich Journal, November 3rd 1733***
Thomas Flood, Taylor and Salesman, has now taken over the Queen's Head in Stowmarket.Ipswich Journal, November 22nd 1766***
The pub is also listed as being in Stowupland Street (Before the arrival of the railway).
Died on the 21st Elizabeth Westron, aged 27, the fourth daughter of William and Elizabeth Game of the Queen's Head.Ipswich Journal, November 1880**
A report in the Bury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald, February 3rd 1885** makes reference to Mr THURSTON providing the annual tradesmen's Dinner at the Queen's Head, Stowmarket.…
(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)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)