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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 Greyhound

Stowmarket Greyhound

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. larger map

old OS map





Historical interest

Historical interest




(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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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