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(formerly Walnut Tree)

39 Violet Hill Rd
IP14 1NE

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Opening Times


Monday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Wednesday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Friday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 8.00 pm

About the Pub

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!

Note: many of the "keg" beers referred to are actually served from KeyKegs, which are essentially Real Ales in a bag.

Historic Interest

May also be listed at 1 Walnut Tree Walk Owned by Greene King from 1898. Originally only a beerhouse, the Walnut Tree got its full license on February 11th 1953

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Changing ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals



  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • Garden Garden

    Child friendly until 8pm.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz night every Monday.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    The back bar is available for hire free of charge.

  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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39 Violet Hill Rd
IP14 1NE

Sat Nav Reference

52.190235, 0.991795

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  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

87, 87a, 87b, 88, 88a, 88b

Nearby Station (579m)


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Walnut - Stowmarket


39 Violet Hill Rd
IP14 1NE

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Beer Festivals
  • Disabled Access
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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