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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 Unicorn

Stowmarket Unicorn

Closed October 2010.

opened 1861

last owner/operator: Admiral Taverns

24 Lime Tree Place, IP14 1BT

grid reference TM 052 581

The Unicorn was a friendly local Victorian back street pub that was a popular games venue.

It closed in October 2010. Despite a new tenant earlier that year turning the pub round, the PubCo's greed saw more quick profit in selling the site for housing.

Originally only licensed as a beerhouse. The Stow licensing records show that the Unicorn only got a full license on May 2nd 1962.

In January 1897 Greene King paid £3500 for the Unicorn, "an unheard of price" due to increased competition among breweries [taken from "Greene King" by Richard G. Wilson]

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(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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