Stowmarket Royal WilliamReal Ale
53 Union St East, IP14 1HP
grid reference TM 049 589
opened 1837 circa
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- 12-10:30 (Sun)
regular real ales
Greene King IPA, Youngs Bitter + guest beers [G]
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Local licensing authority for Stowmarket is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 28/12/2016
This unspoilt back-street pub is a former beer house that has only had a full license since 1962. It's tucked away, but located quite close to the magnificent early Victorian railway station.
The beer is served on gravity from a small temperature controlled room behind the bar or from a new gravity servery located in an outside building. The pub has darts and cribbage teams.
Friendly locals and good conversation are the order of the day. Treasure it, there are few left like it.
There are generally about ten ales on at any one time; see the printed notices around the pub and order by number to make things easy.
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)