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Stowmarket Little Wellington

previously known as Wellington, Sutton's



Real Ale

12 Stowupland Rd, IP14 5AG

01449 612276

grid reference TM 051 590

opened 1850 circa

owner Peter Garner


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opening hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 1200-0000
  • Sun: 1200-2300
(Times last updated 09/08/2011)

regular real ales

Greene King IPA + guest beer


guest beers

Originally only a beerhouse, the Little Wellington got its full license on February 2nd 1958.


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Local licensing authority for Stowmarket is Mid Suffolk
last updated 05/07/2015

An excellent community pub, convenient for the railway station. A pub with a reputation for good value Sunday lunches. Live music on Saturday evenings.

Purchased from Greene King by pub regular Peter Garner, who renovated and re-opened it in March 2011.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.1 mile away Railway station about 0.1 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Regular live music Regular live music

Car park Car park

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


(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)


Note

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.