South East, 52.19038,0.9984
Real Ale is sold here.
65 Stowupland St, IP14 1EQ
grid reference TM 050 589
opened before 1565
owner/operator: Punch Taverns
This timbered pub has two bars and a separate restaurant. There's a small riverside garden. The pub hosts live music on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Historically, it was listed as being in Stowupland.
The building dates from the early 18th century.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Live music
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.1 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this OS town plan from about 1880 (larger map).
The Pickerel is listed historically in Stowupland but is now in Stowmarket since the boundary changed.
Thursday se'nnight died, Mr Thomas Thing, of the Pickerel Inn, Stowmarket.Ipswich Journal, July 1800**
An advert in the The Bury and Norwich Post on Tuesday March 13th 1866*** lists this pub as part of the sale of Stonham Brewery together with 26 other premises.
In 1874 Smith provided carrier services from the pub to Debenham on Tuesdays & Fridays, and Jolly provided services from the pub to Mendlesham on Thursdays & Saturdays.
It was owned by John Cobbold after 1923.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)