also traded as Angel
Closed 1982 (Nov)
opened 16th century (early)
2 Market Place
grid reference TM 048 586
Now offices, the building is thought to date from the late 17th century though some parts are earlier (late 14th century).
It was called the Angel before 1810 and then owned by John Aldrich. After 1810 it was owned by John Cobbold, the Ipswich brewer.
In 1874 carriers from pub included Bloomfield on Tuesday & Friday to Botesdale.
There was previous Greyhound Inn on the other side of Tavern Street which closed in about 1799.
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
The earliest reference is in a will of 1524. As with many Inns in the town this one had its own maltings in the yard.
Frederick Borely, aged 18, was found guilty of setting fire to a bean stack the property of Ambrose Canler. John Taylor, landlord of the Greyhound, Stowmarket, was called to give evidence in support of the defence's claim that two witnesses had conspired against
Borely. Taylor told the Court that both men had been in his house but he could not remember any of their conversations.Bury & Norwich Post, July 31st 1844** (when John Taylor was the landlord)
A very ancient Inn which was originally named the Angel, renamed The Greyhound in 1805 when John Cobbold took over the Aldrich pubs. …
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(detailed information by Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published in 2009)
(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.
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.