Stowmarket Royal WilliamReal Ale
53 Union St East, IP14 1HP
grid reference TM 049 589
opened 1837 circa
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- 11-12 Fri & Sat
- 12-10:30 (Sun)
regular real ales
Ever changing list of beers [G]
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Local licensing authority for Stowmarket is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 25/03/2017
A rare example of a back-street pub that is a former beer house and has only had a full license since 1962.
Tucked away, but located quite close to the nearby railway station with its magnificent early Victorian facade.
All beer is served on gravity from a small temperature controlled room behind the bar. Up to twelve beers are available, see slates hanging over bar. Also up to ten ciders are available during the summer months (ask for more details).
Hot and cold snacks are always available. The pub has two darts teams and a cribbage team.
Friendly locals and good conversation are the order of the day. Treasure it, there are few left like it.
Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.2 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
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)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)