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Stowmarket Little Wellington

Stowmarket Little Wellington

formerly Wellington, Sutton's

Real Ale is sold here.

12 Stowupland Rd, IP14 5AG

grid reference TM 051 590

opened about 1850

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(01449) 614174

(01449) 614174

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.

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Facilities

Facilities

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

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.

(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)

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