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.
Real Ale is sold here.
1 Crown St, IP14 1HX
grid reference TM 049 591
owner/operator: Admiral Taverns
A street corner local with a large single bar, which styles itself "Stowmarket's number one karaoke pub". There's live music on Saturday evening.
Originally only a beerhouse, the Crown got its full license on February 8th 1956.
- 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
- Real fire
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.3 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
Married by special license at St James' Church, Bury, by the Rev. Charles E Block, Christopher Ryall, of the Crown Inn, to Sarah Ann Webb Lane, of Chipping Campden, Glosop.Ipswich Journal, February 1880**
Originally supplied by Stonham brewery.
Sold to Bullard & Co in 1898.
A fire in August 1911 engulfed the building and an elderly lady was suffocated upstairs. The pub was rebuilt almost immediately afterwards.
An earlier pub of same name was located in Bury Street. This pub was renamed in 1755 to Fox & Hounds.
The Crown has also been reported as being in Regent Street.
The crown is a simple sign to show loyalty to the reigning monarch and apart from the commonwealth era (1648-60) has been a pub sign for over 600 years.
(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 Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)