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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Cockfield Greyhound

Cockfield Greyhound

Closed 1950s or later

off A134

grid reference TL 888 535

Dr Martin Moss tells us:

Although the closure date of the Greyhound is given as around 1870 the pub was still going strong when my grandfather George Harry Long frequented the pub up to around 1930 when he used to get his haircut there. A novel service for a public house. In my own and my father's recollection, I am sure the Greyhound was still trading until the 1950s.

It isn't entirely clear from this map precisely which building was the Greyhound. Looking more closely, it appears it may actually have been the (now demolished) building to the north-west of the one in our photograph; especially as this shows a building much extended from what's shown on the map.

The pub is shown as "old Greyhound" on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

Map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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