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listed building grade II
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 30/12/2019
Stowmarket Duke's Head
also traded as as: White Swan, Cherry Treehistorical closure era: 21st century
opened about 1660
closed September 2014
last owner Stonegate
Ipswich St, IP14 1AZ
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
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.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** 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.