Photo of Duke's Head


opened 1660 circa

closed September 2014

last owner Stonegate

Stowmarket Duke's Head

previously known as White Swan, Cherry Tree

Ipswich St, IP14 1AZ

grid reference TM 050 584

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 02/04/2016

This was a busy pub with a good range of food served daily.

The building dates from the late 18th century.

Reported in the EADT to be closed and boarded up, September 2014 and still in this state when visited early in 2015.

Found converted into a chain eatery when visited in August 2015.

The adjacent Duke's Head Meadows were a regular venue for travelling cinema shows until they were eventually banned because their projectors were a terrible fire-hazard in the tents they used. The site is now home to the Regal cinema.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)