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Stowmarket King's Arms



Real Ale

Prentice Rd, IP14 1RQ

01449 392441

grid reference TM 051 588

opened 1850 circa

(details under review)


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Local licensing authority for Stowmarket is Mid Suffolk
last updated 20/07/2015

Opened soon after an earlier pub of same name closed in Ipswich St. Closed May 6th, 1958. Re-opened at the beginning of December 2009 after 51 year closure.

The pub now has three hand-pumps and a further four or five ales are available on gravity from barrels behind the bar. Beers are mainly from East Anglia, though some are sourced from other regions.

The first pub beer festival was held in September 2010; we hope its success will lead to more.

The name by which The Kings Arms came to be unofficially known was "The Two Sisters" derived from Mabel Harriet Southgate and Jessie Hilda Taylor nee Beaumont who ran the place in the first half of 20th century. Closed 1958.

Listed historically in Stowupland.

(information supplied from Neil Langridge)

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity

Real draught cider available Real draught cider available

Function room available to hire Function room available to hire

Oversized, lined glasses in regular use Oversized, lined glasses in regular use

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

station 0.0378788 mile away Railway station about 0.0378788 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

Car park Car park

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

Outside shelter for smokers Outside shelter for smokers


(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)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)