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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

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.

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

old OS map

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 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.

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)

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