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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 terrible 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 Duke's Head

Stowmarket Duke's Head

also traded as White Swan, Cherry Tree

closed September 2014.

opened about 1660

last owner/operator: Stonegate

Ipswich St, IP14 1AZ

grid reference TM 050 584

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 pub is shown here (though not named) on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

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.





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)