Stowmarket Duke of Wellington
also traded as as: Wellington Innhistorical era: late 20th century
opened 1864 circa
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last updated 11/05/2017
Listed historically in Stowupland, this former pub is now used as offices.
It was opened by Stowmarket Brewery in about 1864 and leased to Philips brothers of Stowmarket. Soon afterwards it was sold to tenant Mr Leeks, who then sold it to John Cobbold in 1866.
(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)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
In 1830 the Duke of Wellington was Prime Minister when the the Beer Act was introduced to help create Beer Houses - a new lower tier of premises permitted to sell alcohol. Under the 1830 Act any householder who paid rates could apply, with a one-off payment of two guineas, to sell beer or cider in their home (usually the front parlour) and even brew on the premises. The permission did not extend to the sale of spirits or fortified wines.