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Stowmarket Royal William

Real Ale

53 Union St East, IP14 1HP

01449 674553

grid reference TM 049 589

opened 1837 circa

owner Oxford Inns

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opening hours:

  • 11-11
  • 12-11 (Sun)
(Times last updated 25/01/2010)

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 31/10/2016

This unspoilt back-street pub is a former beer house that has only had a full license since 1962. 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. Darts and cribbage teams are active here. Friendly locals and good conversation are the order of the day. Treasure it, there are few left like it.

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 Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

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

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

station 0.20 mile away Railway station about 0.20 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

free WiFi Free WiFi

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)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)