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Combs Ford Volunteers

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

opened 1861 circa

closed 1913

Poplar Hill

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Combs Ford is part of the Stowmarket parish


CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 08/01/2017

The pub was owned by Catchpole & Son from 1866 until its closure in 1913.

The former Volunteers was demolished to allow an extension to the adjacent Hubbard's butchers' shop in 1980. That was itself demolished in the 1990s and has been replaced by modern housing.


(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)

(*** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)