Stowmarket Staff of Lifehistorical era: Victorian or Edwardian
opened 1836 circa
26 Stowupland St
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 11/04/2015
May have been a shop before becoming a beer house.
Converted to residential use after closure.
(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)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Bread is said to be the staff of life - thanks to Edward Edwards (early 1880s traveller) a lump of cheese and jug of beer may also be depicted together with the loaf!