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Photo of Walnut

grid reference TM 045 588

opened about 1863

owner Admiral Taverns

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opening hours:

  • Mon: 1700-2300
  • Tue: closed
  • Wed: 1700-2300
  • Thu-Fri: 1200-2300
  • Sat-Sun: 1200-2200
(Times last updated 11/03/2019)

guest beers

Six changing ales


Local licensing authority for Stowmarket is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.



last updated 28/03/2019

Stowmarket Walnut

previously known as: Walnut Tree

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

39 Violet Hill Rd, IP14 1NE

01449 673785

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Recently refurbished, this pub now offers a changing selection of beers on handpump and craft beers listed on a blackboard. A beer menu also advertises their craft beer selection which includes some unusual options for the area and good value snacks. The current landlord and landlady took over in March 2019 and have renovated the pub throughout and removed the pool table and dart board. The pub holds quiz nights every Monday. Vinyl nights on Wednesdays. Beer garden.

Children are allowed in the beer garden until 2000.

Helen & Ivan warmly welcome you to The Walnut Tree on Violet Hill Road in Stowmarket.

Good Beer Lives Here.

We will be pouring 6 Cask beers & 10 Keg beers and Ciders. Harmoniously being served along side a range of Spirits, Wines, Softs, Coffee & Tea.

The cellar has been refurbished with all new lines and beer engines, all the pieces are in place for us to bring some great beer to Stowmarket.

All we need now is you!

We hope you'll feel at home in our comfy front bar, read the paper or a book. Surf the web with our free wifi (check your beers in on untappd). To entice you in; we will be holding Meet Up Mondays as part of Suffolk's campaign to #endloneliness. A weekly pub quiz and bring your own vinyl night, extending out to a monthly book club and as The Walnut already has a film licence in place, film nights!

These will take place in the spacious & capacious back bar so if you don't want to join in, it's not forced on you.

Bring your dog with you, we love a good pub dog, there will be a treat in it for them. It will be up to you if it's a dog treat or a bit of your sausage roll or pork pie from behind the bar. We won't be offering food initially, but there will be bar snacks a plenty.

We're hoping to start beer & food pairing evenings, meet the brewer, showcase some local catering talents. Spread the word, Suffolk has some great food producers and it's fun to try some new flavours and not have to wash up!

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Real draught cider available Real draught cider available

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 0.5 mile away Railway station about 0.5 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)