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“4d could get a pie, a pint and a thick ear at The Barge”
[a local saying in 1900]
Located very close to Ipswich Navigation (river Gipping) which opened in 1793.
Now Ladies hairdresser.
(information supplied from Neil Langridge)
last updated 31/01/2015
(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 by Polstead Press in 2009)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)