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Ever changing range of cask beer

Good back street boozer with well kept cask beer. A proper pub in a world where these are fast... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Michael C
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Excellent food, service, and staff

Stopped in after a day at the beach in a party of 6 adults and 4 toddlers/babies and coukdnt have... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Alex C
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53 Union Street East, Stowmarket IP14 1HP, England
+44 1449 674553
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Discovered this back-street pub through its beer reputation, which proved to be well-founded. A basic front bar - which clearly needs more furniture - offered a hearty welcome. I'm told there may be a 'pool room' somewhere? I could only stay for a flying pint,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BandTB
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Good back street boozer with well kept cask beer. A proper pub in a world where these are fast becoming a rarity.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Visited as part of a group on a quiet Sunday night, the pub is tucked away in a pleasant side street near the station, it is small but very welcoming and stocks several good real ales and I had a dirty blond (Pint) which is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jon A
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after a day at the beach in a party of 6 adults and 4 toddlers/babies and coukdnt have asked for better service of food. The staff were friendly and knew all the kids names by the desserts. A fair selection of real ales...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Alex C
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this pub over the weekend for only the 2nd time in about 6yrs, 1st experience was not a great one. The pub has changed hands and what a difference...we visited with 4 of our friends before a meal and had a great time...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank awp66
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Top pub, can't recommend enough to all, wide selection of beers all served by Paul the landlord. Really nice and all-round quality guy. Wayne

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Wayne J
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very friendly pub, the locals made us feel very welcome ,excellent selection of real ales will definitely return.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Gloria T
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best place for a pint of real ale in Stowmarket. They have a very useful chart on the wall which offers a variety of different ales sourced from around the UK. The owner is very knowledgeable and can offer sound...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank lukeathorrex
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This pub does all the ales you wish straight from the barrell. Any mans dream. Friendly service.They have the football & sport on every saturday.

Date of experience: October 2015
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Friendly little back-street pub with excellent real ales and ciders served on gravity. Good bar snacks - a sausage roll or a sandwich goes down well with a perfect pint

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Charles M
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