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Convenient for railway station. A pub with a reputation for good value Sunday lunches. Live music on Sat eve.
Purchased from Greene King by pub regular Peter Garner, who has renovated and re-opened it in March 2011.
Greene King IPA + guest beer
Originally only a beerhouse, the Little Wellington got its full license on February 2nd 1958.
Local licensing authority for Stowmarket is Mid Suffolk
last updated 16/09/2014
(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)
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.