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last updated 12/05/2017

Stowmarket Unicorn

historical era: late 20th century

opened 1861

closed October 2010

last owner Admiral Taverns

24 Lime Tree Place, IP14 1BT

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The Unicorn was a friendly local Victorian back street pub that was a popular games venue.

It closed in October 2010. Despite a new tenant earlier that year turning the pub round, the PubCo's greed saw more quick profit in selling the site for housing.

Originally only licensed as a beerhouse. The Stow licensing records show that the Unicorn only got a full license on May 2nd 1962.

In January 1897 Greene King paid £3500 for the Unicorn, "an unheard of price" due to increased competition among breweries [taken from "Greene King" by Richard G. Wilson]


(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)