also traded as Angel
North East, 52.18819,0.99507
closed November 1982
opened 16th century (early)
2 Market Place
grid reference TM 048 586
The pub is shown on this OS town plan from about 1880 (larger map).
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.
A very ancient Inn which was originally named the Angel, renamed The Greyhound in 1805 when John Cobbold took over the Aldrich pubs.
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.
It was left to William Aldrich by his father in law William Bunn in 1750.
Recently the building has been looked at by an expert on timber framed buildings and part has been dated to the 14th century.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, May 21st & 28th 1726*** to Mr William Bunn at the Greyhound in Stowmarket.
To be lett, the Greyhound in Stowmarket, now in the Occupation of Mr. Joseph Lamb. Enquire of Mr…
(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.