Photo of Little Wellington

grid reference TM 051 590

opened 1850 circa

owner Peter Garner

Data from the Food Standards Agency live feed.

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opening hours:

(Times last updated 09/08/2011)

regular real ales

A selection from St Austell - often 3 on

guest beers

Originally only a beerhouse, the Little Wellington got its full license on February 2nd 1958.

Local licensing authority for Stowmarket is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Stowmarket Little Wellington

previously known as: Wellington, Sutton's

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

12 Stowupland Rd, IP14 5AG

01449 614174

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An excellent community pub, convenient for the railway station. It has a reputation for good value Sunday lunches and the beer quality is top-notch. There's live music on Saturday evenings.

It was purchased from Greene King by pub regular Peter Garner, who renovated and re-opened it in March 2011.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.1 mile away Railway station about 0.1 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(detailed information from Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published by Polstead Press in 2009)


In 1830 the Duke of Wellington was Prime Minister when the the Beer Act was introduced to help create Beer Houses - a new lower tier of premises permitted to sell alcohol. Under the 1830 Act any householder who paid rates could apply, with a one-off payment of two guineas, to sell beer or cider in their home (usually the front parlour) and even brew on the premises. The permission did not extend to the sale of spirits or fortified wines.