Stowmarket Duke's Head

Stowmarket Duke's Head

also traded as White Swan, Cherry Tree

North East, 52.18587,0.99847

closed September 2014

opened about 1660

last owner/operator: Stonegate

Ipswich St, IP14 1AZ

grid reference TM 050 584

The pub is shown here on an OS town plan from about 1880 (larger map).

old OS map

This was a busy pub with a good range of food served daily.

The building dates from the late 18th century.

It was reported in the EADT to be closed and boarded up in September 2014 and was still in this state when visited early in 2015.

The pub was found converted into a chain eatery when visited in August 2015.

The adjacent Duke's Head Meadows were a regular venue for travelling cinema shows until they were eventually banned because their projectors were a terrible fire-hazard in the tents they used. The site is now home to the Regal cinema.

Owner/operator: Pubmaster
Busy pub with good range of cask beer. Many old photos and artefacts decorate the strangely shaped bar with its rounded end and curved window. A games room is due to open shortly. Happy hour 6-7pm. Mon-Fri.
Beers: Jennings Bitter; Morland Old Speckled Hen; Tetley Bitter; guest beers (independents) CAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.