Stowmarket Beer Guide: Your Stowmarket guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

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78 /100 39 VIOLET HILL ROAD
“Visited 29/11/2019. 10 or so minute walk from the station. Great addition to the Stowmarket beer scene, having reopened in the spring of 2019. 16 beers on tap, 9 ciders and a selection of bottles/cans. Flights of 3 x thirds available for £3.90 (though all beers available individually in thirds too). Friendly service and customers. Lots of events organised, music and social "pub as the hub" type events, also "bottle share Thursdays" once a month which sound fun and I'm planning to go back to in the New Year. Real community feel to it. Liked it here.“
Grumbo 366 days ago
72 /100 53 UNION STREET EAST
“Visited 29/11/2019, and a few other times in previous years though not rated it before. Do like this place, it's a very nice freehouse, an attractive pub in a quiet side street just a few minutes walk from Stow station. Had 8 (of 11) casks on when visited on this Friday late lunchtime, it was very quiet with only one other customer was in. Had a couple of halves, one of which was on the turn - not sure they have the throughput of customers to have 8 casks tapped at any one time? Very friendly landlord. Very keen prices. Certainly one to visit if in the town, deserves to be supported.“
Grumbo 366 days ago
68 /100 STATION ROAD EAST
“Have visited a number of times over the years and it’s certainly worthy of inclusion here. It’s situated immediately outside Stowmarket train station (so very handy as a stopping off point on the London to Norwich train journey), and is about a 5 minute walk from the Town centre. Small main bar can get busy but there are 2 other rooms inside, one of which has a pool table, and then large seating areas at the back, both covered and uncovered, plus an additional sheltered area across the car park. Food supplied from an excellent burger bar situated at the rear. Beer wise, 4 cask ales plus a selection of other less interesting taps and bottles, But the ales are well kept and always include something interesting, on this recent visit it was Staggeringly Good Post Impact Porter and Grey Trees Drummer Boy. Popular with locals, and welcoming to travellers it’s a proper pub and a good one at that.“
Grumbo 1291 days ago
60 /100 101 IPSWICH STREET
“Situated a few minute walk from the centre of Town, this is quite a new JDW with a modern refurbishment of a building which dates back to the 19th century, though it has the feel of being a new build inside. Typical JDW offering, though less ales than an average JDW. Has a nice patio area at the back plus seating at the front which compensates for a smallish interior compared to many pubs in the chain.“
Grumbo 1291 days ago
70 /100 53 UNION STREET EAST
“Small traditional alehouse not terribly far from the train station. Eleven ales are available by gravity, ranging from the macro rubbish (GK IPA) to the decent (Crouch Vale Ruby Mild and Grainstore Nip). No keg to speak of but a few bottles caught the eye, including a large bottle of Green Jack Baltic Trader if you want to get blotto in the corner! Really decent prices: £3-4 for a pint of cask, and £3 for some bottles (including Old Peculier). Well loved without getting silly crowded.“
jjsint 1307 days ago
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